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SunPower Announces Stock Symbol Change for Class A Shares and Commencement of 'Regular Way' Trading of Class B Shares

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, announced that, effective today, the company's stock symbol for its class A common stock has changed from "SPWR" to "SPWRA". The company also announced that "regular way" trading of its class B common stock under the symbol "SPWRB" will begin today. Both classes of stock trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

The change in stock symbol, and the trading in the company's class B common stock, occurred in connection with the completion of the spin-off by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, the former majority shareholder of SunPower Corporation class B common stock.

About SunPower

SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers high-performance solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility-scale power plant customers. SunPower high-efficiency solar cells and solar panels generate up to 50 percent more power than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.sunpowercorp.com.

SunPower is a registered trademark of SunPower Corp. Cypress is a registered trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE SunPower Corporation



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