CF Energy Receives Approval for RMB230 Million Long Term Loan From Bank Of China
TORONTO, Sept. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CF Energy Corp. (TSX-V: CFY) (“CF Energy” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), a leading new energy service provider in the People’s Republic of China (the ”PRC” or “China”), is pleased to announce that EDF Changfeng (Sanya) Energy Co., Ltd., a joint venture which is owned as to 70% by CF Energy and 30% by the French EDF Group, has received approval for a secured long-term banking facility of RMB230 million (the “Bank Facility”) from Bank of China Limited, Sanya Branch (“BOC”) for the financing of its integrated smart energy project (the “Haitang Bay Integrated Smart Energy Project”).
The Bank Facility has a tenure of fifteen (15) years, is repayable by way of backend loaded yearly instalments commencing two (2) years following the initial drawdown and is secured against, among other things, certain assets and cash flows of the Haitang Bay Integrated Smart Energy Project. A member company of the Group has also provided a corporate guarantee in support of the Bank Facility.“We are very pleased to have received approval for the facility and grateful for the continuing support and confidence in the project and our Group from BOC. The facility forms the final piece of the puzzle to fully fund the project, with tenure and repayment terms commensurate with the long-term nature of the project. With this capital support, we expect the project to commence operations on schedule, which is planned for Q1, 2021,” Ann Lin, CEO and Chair of the Board, added.About EDF CF (Sanya) Energy Co., Ltd.
EDF CF (Sanya) Energy Co., Ltd. is a 30% / 70% joint venture between the EDF Group and CF Energy Corp. to pursue renewable and clean energy projects in the PRC. The landmark project for the joint company thus far is the Haitang Bay Smart Energy Project, which combines the use of multiple clean energy sources, including solar, hydro, electricity, and natural gas (CCHP/Co-Gen), to supply cooling, heating, as well as hot water to the hotels, shopping centres, and households in the Haitang Bay area of Sanya City, Hainan Province, the PRC. The project is considered as a leading integrated smart energy program in the PRC’s energy market.About EDF Group
A 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. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.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.CONTACT INFORMATIONCorporate Investment Relations
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