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Suntech Appoints Vincenzo Quintani as New Country Head in Italy

Schaffhausen, Switzerland, December 18, 2009 -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's leading manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, today announced it has appointed Vincenzo Quintani as new Country Head in Italy. Mr Quintani joined Suntech in September 2009 from thin film manufacturer Unisolar where he was responsible for building a sales network in Southern Europe. He has 16 years of management and sales experience working across a number of sectors including renewables. Mr Quintani holds a masters degree in electronic engineering from the University La Spienza in Rome.

“Italy is a key market for Suntech in 2010 and beyond. We plan to significantly grow our business. Vincenzo Quintani brings solid industry knowledge and management expertise to strengthen our position in Italy, further enhance our reputation and help us to achieve our goals,” said Vedat Guergeli, Vice President Sales of Suntech Europe.

“I am pleased that Suntech’s European Management has appointed me to manage operations as new Country Head”, said Vincenzo Quintani. “I feel honored to represent the world’s leading manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules in Italy. My intention is to maintain close relationships with our existing partners, significantly expand our business and offer top quality products combined with excellent customer service.”


About Suntech
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) is the world's leading solar energy company as measured by production output of crystalline silicon solar modules. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets premium quality, high-output, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech offers an extensive range of customer-centric innovations, including Suntech's patent-pending Pluto technology for crystalline silicon solar cells, which improves power output by up to 12% compared to conventional production methods, the Reliathon(TM), the industry's first fully integrated utility-scale solar platform, and its broad range of building-integrated solar products.

Suntech designs and delivers commercial and utility scale solar power systems in China and the United States. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland and San Francisco and sales offices worldwide, Suntech is passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development.

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Press contacts
  In Italy:
  Maria  Teresa Trifiletti
  General Manager
  Lewis Communications srl
  Tel. +39-02-36531375

  In Europe:
  Frank Weber
  Marketing  Director Europe
  Suntech  Power Ltd.
  Tel. +49-89-544599921