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Suntech Signs Eight-Year Polysilicon Supply Agreement with DC Chemical
Suntech Becomes One of DC Chemical's Key Customers for Polysilicon
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, today announced that it has signed a definitive eight-year polysilicon supply agreement with DC Chemical Co. Ltd., a leading multinational chemicals producer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, DC Chemical will supply Suntech specified annual volumes of polysilicon with a total value of approximately $631 million from 2009 to 2016.

Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We highly respect DC Chemical's ability to rapidly develop commercial scale production of polysilicon and contribute to the growth of the solar industry. Partnering with DC Chemical for high quality polysilicon will help to expand Suntech's relationship with companies in the South Korean solar industry as well as building our long-term supply pipeline and accelerating our path to grid parity solar."

Dr. Shi added, "The funds from our recent convertible senior notes offering have put us in a strong position to enter into large, long-term contracts such as this one with DC Chemical, which we believe will enable us to establish a strong foundation for a grid parity cost structure in the future. Suntech will continue to build relationships with respected upstream polysilicon producers with a similar view to achieving solar grid parity as early as possible."

About DC Chemical

DC Chemical Co., Ltd. (KRX: 010060) is a leading Korean producer of coal chemicals, basic chemicals, petrochemicals and fine and specialty chemicals and has more than 50 subsidiaries and affiliated companies. The Company has been listed on the Korea Exchange since 1976. For more information on DC Chemical, please visit the DC Chemical website at http://www.dcchem.co.kr .

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is a world leading solar energy company as measured by both production output and capacity of solar cells and modules. Suntech is passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of high quality, cost effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech offers one of the broadest ranges of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products under the MSK product line. Suntech has sales offices worldwide and is a market share leader in key global solar markets. For more information, please visit http://www.suntech-power.com .

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements, and includes the ability of DC Chemical to deliver polysilicon supply under its supply agreements, the ability to achieve grid parity and the ability of Suntech to expand its capabilities into the South Korean market. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

    For more information, please contact:

    In China:
     Rory Macpherson
     Investor Relations Manager
     Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
     Tel:   +86-510-8531-8922
     Email: rory@suntech-power.com

    In the United States:
     Sanjay M. Hurry
     Vice President
     The Piacente Group, Inc.
     Tel:   +1-212-481-2050
     Email: suntech@tpg-ir.com

SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.


http://www.suntech-power.com