Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” announced today that the Company has extended its sponsorship of the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup (“Youth Cup”) to Thailand for the second year in a row.
The Youth Cup is an international charity youth football competition that brings together teams of athletes from around the world to compete at the Allianz Arena in Munich, the home of FC Bayern Munich (“FC Bayern”), one of the world’s most successful football clubs. To build its Southeast Asia Youth Cup team in Thailand, Yingli joined forces with the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) to select ten highly skilled youth athletes. The Youth Cup is organized by FC Bayern in cooperation with its sponsors, which include Yingli, Lufthansa, Audi, Adidas, Unicredit, Allianz, Coca Cola and Bundesliga.
Mrs. Judy Tzeng Lee, Vice President of Global Marketing of Yingli Green Energy, said, “We are thrilled that, as an Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern, we can use this powerful sports marketing platform to inspire young athletes in Thailand and around the world. As Yingli becomes a world leader in solar, we also wish to become a world leader in creating positive social impact for our children and the environment.”
Mr. Paul Breitner, Brand Ambassador of FC Bayern said, “The Youth Cup empowers disadvantaged youth by giving them a global platform to showcase their talents. We are thrilled that, with Yingli’s support, we can welcome three outstanding teams of finalists from Thailand, Japan and China to participate in this year’s Youth Cup finals. FC Bayern would like to thank all the sponsors and local organizers of the FCB Youth Cup for helping us promote the development of youth football in Asia.”
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as “Yingli Solar,” is one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 30 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 10 GW of solar panels to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
About FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich is the most successful football club in Germany and one of the most successful football clubs in Europe, having won 24 Bundesliga titles and 17 German cups. The club was founded in 1900. FC Bayern Munich is by far the most successful team in German football. Since the beginning of the 2005-06 season, FC Bayern Munchen plays its home games in the Allianz Arena. The team colors are red and white.
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For further information, please contact:
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
Tel: +86 312 8929787+86 312 8929787
In the Americas:
Tori CliffordDirector of Marketing
Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc.
Tel: +1 415 728 0472
Carolin StahlerMarketing Communications Manager Europe
Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH
Tel: +49 (0) 89 411 123 45
In Southeast Asia:
David CheahMarketing & Branding Manager
Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company Pte. Limited
Tel: +65 6690 8780