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Sandvika, July 6, 2012: Reference is made to the announcement of July 4, 2012, with respect to a revised refinancing proposal including the issue of new equity and revised terms of a REC bank loan. Notice is hereby given that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Renewable Energy Corporation ASA for consideration of this proposal will be held in Kjørboveien 29, Sandvika, Norway on July 27, 2012 at 13.00 CET.
The notice of the extraordinary general meeting which was planned to be held on July 20, 2012 has been withdrawn, and a general meeting will therefore not be held on that date.
Please find attached notice of the General Meeting and attendance/proxy forms. These documents will also be sent to all shareholders per post or electronically depending on choice in VPS.
The notice of the General Meeting is available at www.recgroup.com/egmjuly2012. You may also register your attendance at this website.
REC is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. REC produces polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules for the solar industry, and silicon materials for the electronic industry. REC also engages in project development in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC employs around 3,200 people globally with revenues of more than EUR 1.7 billion in 2011, approximately USD 2.4 billion. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.
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