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14.01.2022 kl 06:04 3608

REC Silicon ASA - Update on the strategic equity investment by Hanwha Solutions and PDMR notification

(Oslo, Norway, 14 January 2022) Reference is made to the announcement on 18
November 2021 regarding the entering into an agreement between REC Silicon ASA
("REC Silicon" or the "Company"), Hanwha Solutions Corporation ("Hanwha
Solutions") and Aker Horizons ASA, through its subsidiary Aker Horizons Holding
AS ("Aker Horizons") pursuant to which REC Silicon shall issue, and Hanwha
Solutions shall subscribe for, 48,213,001 new shares (the "New Shares") in REC
Silicon at a subscription price of NOK 20 per share, totalling approximately NOK
964 million in proceeds in a directed share issue (the "Share Issue") and Aker
Horizons shall sell and Hanwha Solutions shall acquire 21,891,275 existing
shares in the Company (the "Share Purchase") at a price of NOK 20 per share
simultaneously with the Share Issue. At completion of the Share Issue and Share
Purchase (the "Transactions"), Aker Horizons and Hanwha Solutions will each own
approximately 16.67 percent of the shares in REC Silicon.

The waiting period to object to the transaction or request additional
information in connection with the requisite filings pursuant to the Hart-Scott-
Rodino Antitrust lmprovements Act of 1976 to US Federal Trade Commission and US
Department of Justice has now expired, and accordingly all conditions for
completion of the Transactions have been satisfied. The Transactions are
expected to be completed on or about 19 January 2022.

The Transactions bring together two of the leading producers in different parts
of the solar PV value chain. Hanwha Solutions is one of the world's largest
solar PV manufacturers with a total cell manufacturing capacity of 10GW
globally. The company provides high-quality solar PV panels to the residential
market through their wholly owned brand Q CELLS, which holds a 25 percent market
share in the US. The company operates one of the largest solar module factories
in the US with an annual production capacity of 1.7GW, corresponding to 12,000
PV modules per day.

The Transactions are expected to strengthen REC Silicon's financial position and
ensure that the Company has the necessary resources to reopen its FBR facility
in Moses Lake, Washington, and enable valuable investment opportunities in
Butte, Montana. Hanwha Solutions' strategic investment in REC Silicon represents
a step towards establishing a highly efficient, low carbon solar value chain in
the US and to ensure that REC Silicon plays an integral role in these efforts.
Hanwha Solutions' knowledge, expertise, and capabilities are expected to enhance
REC Silicon's ability to take advantage of opportunities and developing markets
in the solar, semiconductor, and battery industries. A US value chain for solar
PV manufacturing will result in the creation of demand for solar grade
polysilicon, which the Company expects will result in the restart of the
manufacture of high quality, low-cost solar grade granular polysilicon in Moses
Lake, Washington.

As a result of the Share Purchase, primary insider notification pursuant to the
Market Abuse Regulation article 19 for Aker Horizons as a person closely related
to the Company's Chairman Kristian Monsen Røkke is attached.

Arctic Securities is acting as settlement agent in connection with the
Transactions.

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