Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic cells and modules, has obtained, through the Company's wholly owned subsidiary Hanwha SolarOne Hong Kong Limited, a three-year US$180 million syndicated term loan facility led by The Korea Development Bank, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, KEB Hong Kong Branch, KDB Asia Limited, and KEB Asia Finance Limited. The loans will be denominated in U.S. dollar and will be guaranteed by Hanwha Chemical Corporation.
Mr. Jay SEO, Chief Financial Officer of Hanwha SolarOne, said, "This new US$180 million term Loan facility will provide SolarOne with important additional funds to sustain further developments in technology and downstream projects, plus enhance our existing marketing and branding strategies to boost customer awareness and sales for SolarOne products. The new term loan facility will also give us additional financial flexibility in the current business environment. We are very pleased to have further diversified our banking relationships globally."