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SunPower Announces CEO Transition

Board establishes Office of the Chairman to lead business operations as Peter Faricy departs 

Board is conducting a comprehensive CEO search 

RICHMOND, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), (the "Company" or "SunPower"), a leading residential solar technology and energy services provider, today announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Faricy has departed the Company, effective February 26, 2024. The Board is conducting a comprehensive search process to identify a permanent CEO. Until a successor is named, the Board has established an Office of the Chairman, led by Tom Werner, Executive Chairman of the Board and newly appointed Principal Executive Officer; and includes Elizabeth Eby, Chief Financial Officer; Eileen Evans, Chief Legal Officer; and other key members of the Executive Leadership Team. 

"On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Peter for his contributions to SunPower and advancing our mission of changing the way our world is powered," said Werner. "Over the past three years, SunPower has made strides toward expanding the footprint of residential solar, capturing a market-leading position in the new homes business and expanding consumer financing for solar through SunPower Financial. I am confident in our Office of the Chairman and our Executive Leadership Team's abilities to lead us through this transitional period while we search for a new CEO." 

Werner continued, "We remain committed to putting safety and our employees first, so that we can continue delivering the highest levels of service to our customers and partners. Importantly, we will also continue to build an even stronger operating discipline as we focus on profitability and achieving positive free cash flow.  Now, following the Company's recent capital raise, we look forward to getting back to doing what SunPower does best and building an even more sustainable, resilient, and agile business." 

Werner was recently named SunPower's Executive Chairman of the Board. He brings valuable institutional knowledge from his nearly 18 years of service as the Company's CEO and Chairman of the Board.  

About SunPower
SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) is a leading residential solar, storage and energy services provider in North America. SunPower offers solar + storage solutions that give customers control over electricity consumption and resiliency during power outages while providing cost savings to homeowners. For more information, visit www.sunpower.com

Forward Looking Statement
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SOURCE SunPower Corp.

For further information: Investors, Mike Weinstein, 510-260-8585, Mike.Weinstein@sunpowercorp.com; Media, Sarah Spitz, 512-953-4401, Sarah.Spitz@sunpowercorp.com