centrotherm photovoltaics AG

EANS-News: Business operations of centrotherm photovoltaics AG continue unchanged

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Subtitle:  • Customers have confidence in the technology and sector leader
 • Equipment system upgrades, spare parts deliveries and services
   are secured
 • Presence at important photovoltaic trade fairs

Blaubeuren (euro adhoc) - Blaubeuren, August 14, 2012 - centrotherm
photovoltaics AG has succeeded in
seamlessly continuing its business operations during the current insolvency
protection proceedings. Despite the continued difficult market situation, new
orders in the Solar Cell & Module segment, in particular, underscore the
expertise of the leading technology and equipment supplier to the photovoltaic
sector. For example, one new Taiwanese customer ordered a package of key
equipment for diffusion and antireflective coating. A renowned Taiwanese
customer of many years' standing also ordered the c.FIRE, the new generation of
the established fast-firing furnace. centrotherm photovoltaics is a global
market leader in both diffusion and PECVD systems, and the company ranks second
in fast-firing furnaces.

Current projects have also been continued under the insolvency protection
arrangements. In the coming days, a further partial delivery of key equipment
for a 360 MW solar cell line will be made to a customer in China, a customer of
many years' standing. "The seamless continuation of operations, and the loyalty
of our customers and suppliers, are supporting our reorganization process, and
form an important foundation for centrotherm's future. Our aim is to further
strengthen our excellent market position and competitiveness," emphasized CEO
Robert M. Hartung.

centrotherm photovoltaics and its foreign subsidiaries continue to provide
system upgrades, replacement parts deliveries and services as previously.

centrotherm photovoltaics will present itself with its portfolio products and
services at the EU PVSEC, one of the leading international photovoltaic
industry trade fairs, which is to be held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, at the
end of September. Further trade fair activities will also occur in Taiwan,
India and the MENA region in 2012.

About centrotherm photovoltaics AG
centrotherm photovoltaics AG, which is based at Blaubeuren, Germany, is a
globally leading technology and equipment provider for the photovoltaics
sector. The company equips well-known solar companies and new sector entrants
with turnkey production lines and single equipment to manufacture silicon, and
crystalline solar cells and modules. As a consequence, the Group possesses a
broad and well-founded technological basis, as well as key equipment at
practically all steps of the photovoltaics value chain. centrotherm
photovoltaics guarantees its customers important performance parameters such as
production capacity, efficiencies, and completion deadlines. The Group
currently employs around 1,400 staff, and operates globally in Europe, Asia and
the USA. centrotherm photovoltaics achieved revenue in the 2011 financial year
of around EUR 700 million. The company is listed in the Prime Standard on the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Further inquiry note:
Saskia Feil
Senior Manager Investor & Public Relations
Tel: +49 7344 918-8890
E-mail: saskia.feil@centrotherm.de

Nathalie Albrecht
Manager Public Relations 
Tel: +49 7344 918-6304
E-mail: nathalie.albrecht@centrotherm.de

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     centrotherm photovoltaics AG
             Johannes-Schmid-Str. 8
             D-89143 Blaubeuren
phone:       +49 (0) 7344 91880
mail:     info@centrotherm.de
WWW:      http://www.centrotherm.de
sector:      Energy
ISIN:        DE000A0JMMN2
indexes:     Prime All Share, GEX, ÖkoDAX
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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