Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), or the “Company”, today announced that the Wuxi Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu Province, China has formally accepted the petition for the insolvency and restructuring of the Company’s Chinese subsidiary Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (“Wuxi Suntech”).
The Court has appointed an administration committee, consisting of local government representatives and accounting and legal professionals, to administer the restructuring of Wuxi Suntech. The insolvency and restructuring procedure is designed to facilitate an orderly process for both Wuxi Suntech and its creditors. The primary goal is to restructure Wuxi Suntech’s debt obligations, while continuing production and operations.
Wuxi Suntech is the Company’s principal operating subsidiary in China engaged in the manufacture of photovoltaic (PV) cells and PV modules. Wuxi Suntech will continue operations through the restructuring period. Furthermore, the Company has additional wholly owned or partially owned subsidiaries with cell and module production facilities that continue to produce high quality solar products to meet customer orders. Suntech and the administration committee are committed to maintaining all of Suntech’s product warranty obligations.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., the ultimate parent company of Wuxi Suntech, has not commenced insolvency proceedings, nor have any of the Company’s other principal operating subsidiaries. The Company is not aware of any similar proceedings regarding any of its other entities.