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October 19, 2009

JA Solar Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

Filed under: JASO — Tags: , , , — Jason @ 8:30 am

8:30 am EDT, Monday October 19, 2009

SHANGHAI, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar products, today announced the appointment of Mr. Yuwen Zhao as an independent member of its board of directors, effective immediately. Concurrently, the company announced that its board of directors has accepted Mr. Huaijin (Samuel) Yang’s resignation as vice chairman and board member. Mr. Yang, who founded JA Solar in 2005, is leaving the company to pursue various other business interests. Mr. Honghua Xu is leaving the JASO board to focus on his other professional endeavors.

Mr. Yuwen Zhao has extensive experience in the study of high efficiency solar cell and solar energy materials. He is a well-known international solar industry expert, currently serving as vice chairman of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association and is a director of international solar energy industry associations such as PVSEC and WCPEC. Since 1978, Mr. Zhao has been vice chairman, chief engineer, director of academy committee and chief scientist of Beijing Solar Energy Institute. He is also a member of the editorial board of Solar Energy Journal. Prior to his engagement at Beijing Solar Energy Institute, Mr. Zhao was a researcher in the Institute of Mechanics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 501 Institute of Ministry of Aerospace Industry. He is also the founder of Chinese National New Energy Engineering Research Center. Mr. Zhao graduated from Tianjin University in 1964 and studied in Germany in 1990 and 1991.

“I would like to welcome Mr. Zhao to the JA Solar board of directors,” said Mr. Baofang Jin, CEO and chairman of JA Solar. “We are eager to benefit from his extensive experience in the renewable energy industry and expect that his guidance will further strengthen our company,” said Mr. Jin.

“On behalf of the board and the company, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Yang and Mr. Xu for their dedicated service and support to JA Solar over the years,” he said. “We especially appreciate Mr. Yang’s leadership and contributions since JA Solar’s founding and we wish him success in his future endeavors.”

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