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June 25, 2009

Trina Solar Secures $57 Million Credit Facilities

Filed under: TSL — Tags: , , , — Jason @ 8:00 am

Thursday June 25, 2009, 8:00 am EDT

CHANGZHOU, China, June 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — Trina Solar Limited (TSL; “Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced it has secured from Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited new credit facilities totaling approximately $57 million, consisting of trade financing and defensive hedging products. The facilities are aimed to provide financial support to Trina Solar’s raw material procurement and product sales while helping Trina Solar to mitigate foreign exchange risks associated with market volatilities.

“The credit facilities offer us greater flexibility to strengthen our cash flow position to further enhance our capital resources”, said Terry Wang, Trina Solar’s Chief Financial Officer. “We are very pleased to work with Standard Chartered, a well-known international bank with extensive experience and presence in China. Our strategic collaboration with Standard Chartered confirms Trina Solar’s financial strength and ability to secure funding in a challenging economic environment.”

The Company’s total credit facilities stand currently at approximately $520 million, up from $460 million as previously announced. The new credit facilities are part of the Company’s on-going strategy to optimize its long- term capital structure.

About Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered PLC, listed on both London and Hong Kong stock exchanges, ranks among the top 25 companies in the FTSE-100 by market capitalisation. The London-headquartered Group has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets, leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its income and profits have more than doubled over the last five years primarily as a result of organic growth and supplemented by acquisitions.

Standard Chartered aspires to be the best international bank for its customers across its markets. The Bank derives more than 90 per cent of its operating income and profits from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, generated from its Wholesale and Consumer Banking businesses. The Group has around 1,600 branches and outlets located in over 70 countries. The extraordinary growth of its markets and businesses creates exciting and challenging international career opportunities.

Leading by example to be the right partner for its stakeholders, the Group is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. It employs 70,000 people, nearly half of whom are women. The Group’s employees are of 125 nationalities, of which 70 are represented among senior management.

In China, the Bank set up its first branch in Shanghai in 1858 and has remained in operation throughout the past 150 years. Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited is one of the first foreign banks to locally incorporate in China in April 2007. This demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to the China market, and its leading position as a foreign bank in the banking industry.

Standard Chartered has one of the largest foreign bank networks — with 15 branches, 37 sub-branches, 1 representative office and a Village Bank in China. In 2008, Standard Chartered China clinched the Asian Banker’s Best Foreign Retail Bank in China Award, and the “Outstanding Corporate Award of 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Ranking in China” by China Business Network.

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