REC receives NOK 170 million for terminating a long term wafer sales contract

Sandvika, December 20, 2011: Reference is made to the third quarter report, where REC is expecting to continue to recognize income from termination of long term wafer contracts.

In the period 2006 - 2008, REC entered into a number of long term take-or pay wafer sales contracts and most of the contracts were supported by bank guarantees. REC has now accepted to terminate one of these contracts and will receive a cash compensation of approximately NOK 170 million in addition to certain deliveries of wafers going forward. Wafer deliveries under the existing contract will continue until the end of 2011.

Approximately NOK 160 million of the income from this cancellation is expected to be recognized in the fourth quarter 2011, and the cash amount will be received in the first quarter 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Mikkel T�rud, VP & IRO, phone: +47 976 99 144

About REC

REC is a leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy industry. Ranked among the world's largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications and a rapidly growing manufacturer of solar cells and modules, REC also engages in project development activities in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC is an international solar company, employing more than 3,900 people worldwide with revenues close to NOK 14 billion in 2010. Please visit to learn more about REC.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to �5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)