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Bayer 04 Leverkusen presents new main and shirt sponsor with SunPower to the sunny side of football
Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer 04 Leverkusen presents new main and shirt sponsor with SunPower to the sunny side of football


Leverkusen, Germany, Aug. 5, 2011  /PRNewswire/ --  Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen has successfully finished the search for a main and tricot sponsor just before the start of the season 2011/2012: SunPower Corp., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems has signed a three-year contract with the German vice-champion until the 30.06.2014. In addition to the tricot sponsorship, SunPower will be represented prominently in the BayArena on the gangs, a lodge, boards and on all advertising funds from Bayer 04 Leverkusen. On the financial framework, both sides agreed to keep silent.

"The German market is of enormous importance for us. We see great growth potential in Germany for SunPower - that's why we want to expand our commitment here. With Bayer 04 Leverkusen, we have found the right partner, where performance is also very important", explained Reinhard Lampe, Director SunPower GmbH, Germany, on the occasion of the company presentation at the Leverkusen BayArena.

"Bayer Leverkusen has established itself over the past decade in the top 5 of the German clubs and is a strong member in the Champions League", said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO. "SunPower shares this ambition. Therefore we want to provide top performance together now - in football and in the market."

"SunPower's world record E20 solar modules deliver the world's highest efficiency, highest reliability and guaranteed performance. That's why Bayer Leverkusen was as a sports partner for us a first choice: The association is a top club and fits as such perfectly with us," added Reinhard Lampe.

For Bayer 04 managing director Wolfgang Holzhäuser a circle has been closed with the signing of the agreement with SunPower: "In the last weeks  we have been working day and night with Bayer 04 Marketing GmbH and our distribution partner Sportfive regarding the winning of a new main and shirt sponsor. We have broken new ground with our international tender. I am very satisfied with the result. The topic of "solar energy" fits to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. We want to celebrate today the start of a very fruitful cooperation."

About SunPower
SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com.

SunPower is a registered trademark of SunPower Corp. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Leverkusen, August 5, 2011

Contact Person: Bayer 04 Leverkusen:
Meinolf Sprink
Direktor Kommunikation/Marketing
Phone: 0049-214-8660-190
Cellular: 0049-151-580-40004
Mail: meinolf.sprink@bayer04.de

Contact Person: SunPower Corporation:
Natalie Wymer
Senior Director SunPower Corporate Communications
Phone: 001-408-457-2348
Cellular: 001-650-223-9132
Mail: Natalie.wymer@sunpowercorp.com