Daqo New Energy obtains approval of RMB500 million credit line from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank
CHONGQING, China — June 23, 2016 — Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) ("Daqo New Energy" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry, today announced that it has received approval from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank for an RMB500 million credit line of a seven-year project finance loan. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the loan for general corporate purposes, including the capital expenditures related to its Phase 3A expansion project, which is expected to increase the Company’s polysilicon manufacturing capacity from the current level of 12,150 MT to 18,000 MT by the end of the second quarter of 2017.
"As a tier-one Chinese polysilicon manufacturer, our globally leading cost structure and promising profitability has served as the corner stone for our continued cooperation with Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank,” commented Dr. Gongda Yao, CEO of Daqo New Energy."The loan will provide strong capital support for our Phase 3A expansion project and afford us more flexibility in pursuing our future growth.”
About Daqo New Energy Corp.
Founded in 2008, Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) is a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry. As one of the world's lowest cost producers of high-purity polysilicon and solar wafers, the Company primarily sells its products to solar cell and solar module manufacturers. The Company has built a manufacturing facility that is technically advanced and highly efficient with a nameplate capacity of 12,150 metric tons in Xinjiang, China. The Company also operates a solar wafer manufacturing facility in Chongqing, China.
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