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SUNEDISON, INC. filed this Form 424B5 on 09/13/2013
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    intracompany contracts;


    operation and maintenance contracts;


    joint venture accounting, including the consolidation of joint venture entities and the inclusion or exclusion of their assets and liabilities on our balance sheet;


    long-term vendor agreements; and


    foreign holding company tax treatment.

We make estimates and assumptions in connection with the preparation of our consolidated financial statements, and any changes to those estimates and assumptions could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.

In connection with the preparation of our consolidated financial statements, we use certain estimates and assumptions based on current facts, historical experience and various other factors that may affect reported amounts and disclosures. Our most critical accounting estimates are described in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. While we believe that these estimates and assumptions are reasonable under the circumstances, they are subject to significant uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control. Should any of these estimates and assumptions change or prove to have been incorrect, it could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, which could cause our stock price to decline.

A majority of our polysilicon assets at our Merano, Italy polysilicon facility were previously written down to their estimated salvage value. We established the carrying value of the chlorosilanes assets obtained from Evonik Industries AG at our Merano, Italy polysilicon facility based upon management’s estimate of the probability as to whether this facility would be re-opened or permanently closed. If we change our probability estimate of re-opening the facility or determine to permanently close the facility, which could occur as early as the fourth quarter of 2013, we would likely be required to record a significant non-cash impairment charge to write-down these assets to their new net realizable salvage value. We periodically assess the impairment of long-lived assets/asset groups when conditions indicate a possible loss. During the fourth quarter of 2011, we committed to a series of actions to reduce our global workforce, right size our production capacity and accelerate operating cost reductions across each of our business segments in 2012 and beyond. As part of this plan, we believe we have adequately reserved all estimated cash expenses we expect in the future with respect to this facility in the event we decide to permanently close the facility. However, actual results could differ from our estimates.

Any future strategic acquisitions we make could have a dilutive effect on your investment, and if the goodwill, indefinite-lived intangible assets and other long-term assets recorded in connection with such acquisitions become impaired, we would be required to record additional impairment charges, which may be significant.

The acquisition of SunEdison LLC in 2009 included the initial issuance of approximately 3.8 million shares of our common stock and then a subsequent issuance of an additional approximately 2.1 million shares to the former equity holders of SunEdison LLC. The acquisition of Solaicx in July 2010 included contingent consideration, a portion of which would be payable with our common stock. We have also completed other acquisitions, such as the acquisition of FRV U.S. in 2011, where we did not use equity securities as part of the acquisition consideration. Future acquisitions involving issuances of equity securities could have a dilutive effect on your investment. If we make future acquisitions, we may issue shares of stock that dilute other stockholders, expend cash, incur debt, assume contingent liabilities or create additional expenses related to other amortizable intangible assets, any of which might harm our business, financial condition or results of operations.