BAODING, China and MUNICH, Germany, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — “FC Bayern Youth Cup” final commenced on May 24, 2012 at the Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich, in Munich, Germany. Participating countries of the FC Bayern Youth Cup final included China, Germany, Austria, India and Italy. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar”, hosted ten young talented players from China to compete at the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup Final.
The format of the FC Bayern Youth Cup final was round robin and teams of eight played on the pitch. Each team played once against one other team and ten matches were played. The team with the most points was announced the winner of the FC Bayern Youth Cup Final.
The concept of “FC Bayern Youth Cup” originated from FC Bayern Munich, one of the most successful football clubs in the world and hosted by their sponsors worldwide. As an Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern Munich, Yingli Green Energy is proud to bring this event to China and be able to utilize its sports marketing platforms for social improvement. Through FC Bayern Youth Cup, Yingli Green Energy is able to provide opportunities for the young players from disadvantaged areas in China to show their talents.
Mr. Paul Breitner, Brand Ambassador of FC Bayern Munich said, “FC Bayern Munich would like to thank all the sponsors of FC Bayern Youth Cup China, including Yingli Solar, Adidas, Lufthansa, the Chinese Football Association, Audi and many others. FC Bayern Youth Cup aims to not only help with the development of youth football, but to also allow an opportunity for the children in disadvantaged areas to show off their talents in Munich. We congratulate the ten young Chinese players who were selected to come to Munich and we wish team China good luck at the Allianz Arena!”
Shijun Deng, coach of Chinese Football Association (“CFA”) and the head coach of FCB China team said, “Our players are Stars of the Future. I am proud to be able to bring them to Munich. We thank FC Bayern Munich for this great opportunity.”
Before FC Bayern Youth Cup final started, ten young football players from China were invited to watch a friendly match between FC Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team in Allianz Arena. They were able to meet with FC Bayern Munich’s first team players, including: Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, and Thomas Muller etc. Most importantly, they received training from the coaches of FC Bayern at the FC Bayern training center.
Mrs. Judy Tzeng Lee, Director of Global Marketing and Development of Yingli Green Energy said, “These ten Chinese young players are our Stars of the Future. As an Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern Munich, Yingli Solar is proud to be able to host the ten young players in Munich and participate in the FC Bayern Youth Cup final. We are honored to be able to utilize our marketing rights for social improvement. We hope to combine our love for the environment and our love for football to create a better and more sustainable future.”
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” is a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value chain, from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering, to solar cell production and module assembly. Currently, Yingli Green Energy maintains a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 1,700 MW per year. Capacity expansion projects of an additional 750 MW in total are under construction in Baoding, Haikou, Tianjin and Hengshui, which are expected to increase the Company’s total nameplate production capacity to 2,450 MW by the end of 2012. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com.
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