SHANGHAI, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: SPI), a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that Solarbao, the Company's e-commerce and finance leasing platform, has been awarded the 2016 NBD Outstanding Internet Finance Brand (the "NBD Award") at the 2016 China Internet Financial Regulation and Development Forum (the "Forum") which took place onOctober 28 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Organized by National Business Daily ("NBD") with the support of the PBOC Internet Finance Research Center and the Renmin University Fintech and Internet Security Research Center, the Forum, its 4 th Edition, is a premier event for the China internet financing industry that drew more than 400 representatives from internet financing companies including Lufax and Yirendai, as well as representatives from government agencies and leading research institute s. Mr. Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy commented, "The NBD Award dedicated to Solarbao is a strong testament to our finance leasing platform, and it's an encouragement that our Solarbao platform is in compliance with the regulatory framework and considered as one of the leading players in the Fintech industry. This is the second awards this month after we won the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award - China New Energy Enterprise at the 2 nd Beijing Global Energy Leadership Summit. Kudos to our Solarbao team!" About SPI Energy Co., Ltd. SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI Energy focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The Company operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, www.solarbao.com, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as www.solartao.com, a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products for both upstream and downstream suppliers and customers. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. For additional information visit: www.spisolar.com, www.solarbao.com or www.solartao.com. Safe Harbor Statement This release contains certain "forward-looking statements." These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this release, which may change, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required under applicable securities law.