SunPower Prices Stock Offering

June 01, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR), a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., announced the pricing of a public offering of 7,000,000 million shares of its class A common stock at $29.50 per share. SunPower has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,050,000 shares to cover overallotments, if any, which the underwriters may exercise within 30 days of the date of the final prospectus for the offering.

SunPower anticipates that it will use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital and capital expenditures, and potentially for further expansion of SunPower's Philippines manufacturing facilities. In addition, SunPower may use proceeds of the offering for the acquisition of, or investment in, complementary businesses, technologies or other assets, and to invest in joint ventures. Any such transactions may be undertaken in furtherance of SunPower's strategy to broaden its supply-chain opportunities, increase the efficiency of the downstream channel and reduce the cost of SunPower's products delivered to end customers. SunPower may also use a portion of the proceeds for prepayments to vendors of polysilicon, ingots and wafers.