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JA Solar Reaches Preliminary $4.5 Million Securities Settlement

This is a settlement for the Securities/Stock Fraud lawsuit.

New York, NY: JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced that it reached an agreement in principle to settle the securities class action lawsuits, Lee R. Ellenburg III, et al. v. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. et al, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, initially filed on December 3, 2008, and later consolidated by order of the court dated April 17, 2009.

Under the terms of the proposed settlement, a sum of US$4.5 million (less any award of attorneys' fees and costs to counsel for the class that may be approved by the Court) will be made available to shareholders who may qualify for a distribution under the settlement. As part of the settlement, the plaintiff has agreed to dismiss the action and drop all claims against JA Solar and the Individual Defendants. The settlement, which is not final until the class receives notice of the settlement and the Court grants final approval of the settlement terms, is within the limits of the Company's D&O policy. The Court has issued preliminary approval of the settlement, and notices of settlement will be issued to eligible shareholders.

Shareholders will be offered an opt-out period, and the Court has set June 24, 2011, as the hearing date for final approval of the settlement. The settlement agreement contains no admission of liability and the Company denies specifically all of the allegations in the consolidated complaint and any misconduct in connection with the issuance of its securities. However, the Company has determined that continued litigation will be both costly and distracting and, accordingly, has elected to settle the case.

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Published on Feb-25-11


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