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Hanwha Q CELLS media statement regarding REC Group patent infringement lawsuit

[Dalton, United States, December 2, 2020] Hanwha Q CELLS USA Inc. is aware of the patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware filed by REC Group (“REC”), a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corp., or ChemChina.

It is Hanwha Q CELLS’ position that REC’s alleged complaints and the patent are without technical and legal merit. The technology mentioned in REC’s statement only pertains to the arrangement of solar components within a solar module, which is utilized by most module manufacturers in the industry. This patent was registered in August 2020. Hanwha Q CELLS intends to file a PGR (Post Grant Review) to challenge the validity of the concerned patent.

Hanwha Q CELLS is a technology-oriented company that comprehensively conducts solar technology research, development, production and investment. We have established operations in the U.S., opening a factory and investing in our production bases, contributing to local job creation. As a company contributing to the U.S. photovoltaic industry with an unchallenged leading position in the residential and commercial markets, we are confident that we will succeed in proving the invalidity of REC’s patent in the U.S.

As an industry-leading solar company, Hanwha Q CELLS strongly supports fair competition in the marketplace and appreciates the importance of intellectual property rights of all participants in the industry.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This media statement contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release and the Hanwha Q CELLS’s operations and business outlook contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, Hanwha Q CELLS does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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