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REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
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For the Month of July 2016
Commission File Number 1-33208
HANWHA Q CELLS CO., LTD.
Hanwha Building 9F
Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 100-797
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Exhibit 99.1 Press Release. HANWHA Q CELLS Appoints New Global Chief Technology Officer
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|Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd.|
|Date: July 1, 2016||By:||/s/ Seong Woo Nam|
|Name:||Seong Woo Nam|
|Title:||Chairman and CEO|
HANWHA Q CELLS Appoints New Global Chief Technology Officer
|-||As the newly appointed Global CTO, Dr. Daniel JW Jeong will lead Hanwha’s global R&D teams located in Germany, Malaysia, Korea and China.|
Seoul, South Korea, July 1, 2016 – Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha Q CELLS” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HQCL), one of the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturers of high-quality, high-efficiency solar modules, today announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel JW Jeong as new Global Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”), who has been the Company’s global Head of R&D since January of 2015.
The Chairman and CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS, Mr. Seong Woo Nam, said: “We´re very excited to have Dr. Daniel Jeong as our new CTO, who has demonstrated an outstanding leadership in integrating our global R&D teams located in Germany, Malaysia, Korea and China following the merger between former Hanwha Q CELLS and Hanwha SolarOne in early 2015. Dr. Jeong is a renowned authority in crystalline silicon photovoltaics technology development and an ideal person to further strengthen our technology leadership in solar industry.”
Dr. Jeong, who will assume the currently vacant position of CTO with immediate effect, had previously held a number of leading management positions in the field of solar R&D with vast experience in solar technology innovation and commercialization before joining Hanwha. He started his career as a semiconductor engineer at Samsung Electronics and he also held numerous R&D leadership positions at LG Group for ten years and was instrumental for LG´s move into solar industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has published more than 50 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings.
About Hanwha Q CELLS
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-quality, high-efficiency solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ). With its diverse international manufacturing facilities in South Korea, Malaysia and China, Hanwha Q CELLS is in a unique position to flexibly address all global markets. Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from modules to kits to systems to large scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 10 business enterprise in South Korea. For more information, visit: http://investors.hanwha-qcells.com/
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Source: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd.