SOLON´s investment Blue Chip Energy GmbH will file for insolvency

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Berlin, July 20, 2011. Today, the management of Blue Chip Energy GmbH took the
decision to file for insolvency proceedings for the company. SOLON had acquired
a participation in the Austrian cell manufacturer in 2006 in order to ensure the
supply of solar cells which was critical at that time and currently still holds
18.28% of the shares in the company. Following the insolvency of Blue Chip
Energy, SOLON will have to make a valuation allowance in the aggregate amount of
EUR 18 million, which primarily results from a shareholder loan granted in the

Due to the difficult market situation and the persistent slack demand, the
financial situation of Blue Chip Energy became increasingly tense. Despite
intensive talks with the financing banks, it was not possible to the very last
to find a solution. Consequently, there is no longer a basis for the continued
existence of the company.  

Therese Raatz 
Investor Relations 
Telephone: 030 / 818 79 - 9305 
Fax: 030 / 818 79 - 9300 

Further inquiry note:
Therese Raatz
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49 30 818 79-9305

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      SOLON SE
             Am Studio  16
             D-12489 Berlin
phone:       +49 30 818 79-9305
FAX:         +49 30 818 79-9300
sector:      Energy
ISIN:        DE0007471195
indexes:     Midcap Market Index, CDAX, HDAX, Technology All Share, GEX, ÖkoDAX
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, regulated dealing:
             Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München 
language:   English

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