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LG Display raises 20b yuan in loans to finance Guangzhou plant

By Song Su-hyun
  • Published : Dec 6, 2018 - 16:05
  • Updated : Dec 6, 2018 - 16:05
LG Display said Thursday that the company has raised 20 billion yuan ($2.91 billion) in syndicated loans with Chinese banks to finance the construction of its organic light-emitting diode plant in Guangzhou.

The panel-maker said its Chief Financial Officer Kim Sang-don met on Wednesday with officials from the China Construction Bank, the Bank of Communication, the Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China to ink the deal. 

LG Display officials celebrate a 20 billion yuan loan deal with Chinese bank officials on Wednesday. (LG Display)

Considering that it is a syndicated loan, the lenders provided the loan to the South Korean company under the same conditions for the next eight years at favorable interest rates.

The funds will be used for LG Display High-Tech Co. in Guangzhou, which is currently constructing an 8.5-generation OLED production line. The new plant is slated to begin mass production in the second half of next year.

“The latest deal is proof of a bright future for OLED in China,” said CFO Kim. “LG Display’s OLED plant in Guangzhou will help swiftly raise the competitiveness of large OLED panels.”

By Song Su-hyun (song@heraldcorp.com)


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