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Canadian Solar appoints new chief financial officer

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Kitchener, ON, Canada - October 11, 2010, Kitchener, ON, Canada - Canadian Solar Inc., a solar company, announced the appointment of Andrew Chen as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

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Before joining Canadian Solar, Mr. Chen served as Chief Financial Officer of ShengdaTech, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed high-tech chemical and specialty materials company, from April 2009 to September 2010. From September 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Chen served as Chief Financial Officer of Trony Solar Holdings, where he played a key role in the completion of a $45 million private equity financing with JP Morgan and Intel Capital and supported the company's initial public offering preparations.

From July 2007 to August 2008, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of China Nepstar Chain Drug Store Ltd., a pharmacy chain in China, where he played a key role in the company's $384 million IPO, Sarbanes Oxley implementation, SEC reporting and disclosure, and investor relations. Mr. Chen worked as the Director of Finance/CFO of YRC Worldwide China International Transportation Operations from 2006 to 2007.

Between 2000 and 2006, Mr. Chen was with Honeywell International where he progressed from Senior Corporate Auditor in Morristown, New Jersey to Financial Controller of the company's engines operations in China. Mr. Chen started his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers' New York office in 1996.

Mr. Chen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master's degree in Accountancy and an MBA in Finance from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xiamen University, China.


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