WUXI, China and SYDNEY , Sept. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, announced that its Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Chairman, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, has received an Engineering Excellence Award from the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia. The Engineering Excellence Award honors Australian engineers who have made contributions in their fields which are positively impacting communities around the world. The awards ceremony took place on September 21, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Scott Wright, Chairman of the Engineering Excellence Awards Committee said, "The Engineering Excellence Awards Sydney (EEAS) 2012 recognize the expertise of both individuals and engineering organizations in our community. They also raise the professional standing of engineers by generating a greater public awareness of who engineers are and what they do. Dr. Shi has done an outstanding job in his contribution to the field." Dr. Zhengrong Shi said, "This award commemorates our research and development roots in Australia, and how solar scientists have commercialized laboratory solar technology to provide a viable, sustainable energy solution for all. It is an honor to receive this award, and I would like to dedicate this to our solar scientists who have spent a significant portion of their lives tirelessly working to unleash the potential of solar." The Sydney Division of Engineers Australia has been holding the awards since 1985 and counted 143 entrants across several categories including entrepreneurship, innovation and environmental engineering for this year's awards. The award was given to the individual who best demonstrated significant achievements and leadership in the engineering profession based on their engineering expertise, leadership skills, positive impact of their engineering work, creativity, innovation and service to the community. To learn more about Suntech's efforts in driving global solar industry growth, please visit the Suntech Connect blog, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @Suntech_Connect for regular updates. About Suntech Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 25,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source. For more information about Suntech's people and products visit http://www.suntech-power.com/ About Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With more than 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia. For more information about Engineers Australia visit https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sydney Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements including the ability to commercialize laboratory solar technology to provide a viable solution for all. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law. Contacts For Suntech: Ryan Scott Ulrich Senior Communications Supervisor, APMEA +86 510 8531 8654 email@example.com SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.