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CDI Selected by Prime Solar Ltd to Provide Engineering Design for Polysilicon Project in Germany

CDI Selected by Prime Solar Ltd to Provide Engineering Design for Polysilicon Project in Germany

PHILADELPHIA, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CDI Corp. announced today that its CDI Engineering Solutions division has been selected by Prime Solar Pty Ltd, Australia, to provide basic engineering procurement and detailed engineering design for a polysilicon manufacturing facility near Leipzig, Germany.

The polysilicon plant, which is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2010, will have a production capacity of 5,000 metric tons per year. The plant will primarily provide polysilicon feedstock for Prime Solar's multicrystalline wafer manufacturing facility to be installed adjacent to the polysilicon plant.

"We value CDI's global depth of experience and design expertise in the polysilicon arena," said Dr. Dilawar Singh, Chairman and CEO of Prime Solar. "We look forward to utilizing their skills to help us create a new facility that will provide us with an ongoing reliable inventory of feedstock."

"We are pleased in the confidence Prime Solar demonstrated in our polysilicon plant design capabilities," said Robert Giorgio, President of CDI Engineering Solutions. "CDI Engineering Solutions has successfully designed trichlorosilane and polysilicon plants around the world and we look forward to applying our engineering skills towards development of a plant that will help meet the growing demand for solar energy."

About CDI

Headquartered in Philadelphia, CDI Corp. is a leading provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. Its operating units include CDI Engineering Solutions, CDI IT Solutions, CDI AndersElite Limited and Management Recruiters International, Inc. Visit CDI at http://www.cdicorp.com/.

About Prime Solar

Headquartered in Perth, Australia, Prime Solar plans to establish polysilicon and wafer manufacturing facilities in the Saxony-Anhalt State of Germany to supply quality multicrystalline wafers to the global solar photovoltaic industry. Prime Solar is promoted by Dr. Dilawar Singh, who has a Ph. D. in Solar Energy and over 25 years of experience in the solar energy fields. Visit Prime Solar at http://www.primesolar.com.au/ .

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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified by words like "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "could," "should" and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control or are subject to change, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic conditions and levels of capital spending by customers in the industries that we serve; the availability and cost of qualified labor; our level of success in attracting, training, and retaining qualified management personnel and other staff employees; changes in customers' attitudes towards outsourcing; credit risks associated with our customers; changes in tax laws and other government regulations; the possibility of incurring liability for our activities; our performance on customer contracts; and government policies or judicial decisions adverse to our businesses. More detailed information about some of these risks and uncertainties may be found in our filings with the SEC, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-K's.

CDI Corp.

CONTACT: Vincent J. Webb, VP, Communications & Marketing of CDI Corp.,
+1-215-636-1240, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.cdicorp.com/
http://www.primesolar.com.au/

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