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SolarWorld AG reached an agreement with its major creditors to help alleviate some recent fiscal issues.

Solarworld will propose a capital reduction of about 95 percent, combined with a capital increase against contribution in kind to an extraordinary shareholders meeting, the Bonn-based company said today in a statement today. The preliminary deal was struck with creditors representing about 80 percent of loans, it said.

“For the company and employees it’s good news that a solution has been found for at least a part of its debt pie,” Stefan Freudenreich, an analyst at Equinet Bank AG in Frankfurt, said by phone. “For current equity holders it’s bad news as they will lose almost everything.”

Read more at Bloomberg.

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