CF Energy Announces Restructuring of Haitang Smart Energy Project

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CF Energy Corp., (TSX-V: CFY) (“CF Energy” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), an energy provider in the People’s Republic of China (the ”PRC”), announces that the Company has signed an amendment to the joint venture contract and articles of association with EDF (China) Holdings Ltd. (“EDF”) regarding the restructuring of the shareholding structure (the “Shareholding Restructuring”) of the joint venture EDF Changfeng (Sanya) Energy Co Ltd (“EDF CF”), which is 50% owned by each of the Company and EDF. Under the new structure, the Company and EDF will own 70% and 30% of EDF CF respectively. The Company will have majority control of the EDF CF board as well as the right to appoint the general manager of EDF CF. The Shareholding Restructuring is to be effected by way of the injection of additional capital into EDF CF by the Company while no additional capital is to be injected into EDF CF by EDF, thereby resulting in the shareholding of EDF in EDF CF being diluted from 50% to 30%. Shareholding Restructuring will be effective upon completion of the restructuring filing process at the local business and commerce bureau. Upon completion, EDF CF will become a controlled subsidiary of the Company and its financial information will be consolidated into the financial information of the Group.
The restructure is a strategic decision made by both shareholders of EDF CF to provide CF Energy with more control over EDF CF as it enters into the fast-growing market development stage. Given the Company’s experience, significant presence and expertise in Sanya, Hainan, the shareholders of EDF CF trust that CF Energy is better equipped to grow the business in the local market. EDF will appoint a deputy general manager as well as the CFO of EDF CF and continue to manage the technical side of the business. “We are proud to receive so much trust and responsibility from our EDF partner, and we vow to live up to that trust”, said Ann Lin, Chair and CEO of CF Energy.About CF Energy Corp. (Previously known as: Changfeng Energy Inc.)CF Energy Corp. is a Canadian public company currently traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) under the stock symbol “CFY”. It is an integrated energy provider and natural gas distribution company (or natural gas utility) in the PRC. CF Energy strives to combine leading clean energy technology with natural gas usage to provide sustainable energy to its customer base in the PRC. In 2009, CF Energy was recognized as being one of China’s the Top Ten Most Influential Brands in the Natural Gas Industry and in 2019, ranked amongst the 2019 TSX Venture 50 top performers on the TSXV for the 2018 year.About EDF GroupA key player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, energy services. A global leader in low-carbon energies, the Group has developed a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, new renewable energies and thermal energy. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 37.1 million customers, of which 26.2 million in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of EUR71 billion in 2016. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.CONTACT INFORMATIONCorporate Investment Relations
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Charles Wang
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Frederick Wong
Director of the Board
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