SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 5, 2016
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Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On August 9, 2016, SunPower Corporation issued a press release, included as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, announcing its results of operations for its second fiscal quarter ended July 3, 2016.
The information furnished in Item 2.02 and Item 9.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On August 9, 2016, the Company adopted and began implementing initiatives to realign the Company’s downstream investments, optimize the Company’s supply chain and reduce operating expenses, in response to expected near-term challenges primarily relating to the Company’s power plant segment. In connection with the realignment, which is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2017, the Company expects approximately 1,200 employees to be affected, primarily in the Philippines, representing approximately 15% of the Company’s global workforce. The Company expects to incur restructuring charges totaling approximately $30 million to $45 million, consisting primarily of severance benefits, asset impairments, lease and related termination costs, and other associated costs. A substantial portion of such charges are expected to be incurred in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and the Company expects more than 50% of total charges to be cash. The actual timing and costs of the plan may differ from the Company’s current expectations and estimates.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On August 5, 2016, the Compensation Committee approved a reduction of the salary of Thomas Werner, our President and Chief Executive Officer, to $1, net of benefit costs, for the remainder of the fiscal year, with such change to take effect for the pay period beginning on August 1, 2016. The reduction was at Mr. Werner’s request in light of the difficult market conditions the Company is facing and based on his desire to set an example for cost reduction across the organization. Mr. Werner has also informed the Compensation Committee of his intent to decline any bonus that would otherwise be awarded to him for the fiscal 2016 measurement period.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press release dated August 9, 2016
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
August 9, 2016
/S/ CHARLES D. BOYNTON
Charles D. Boynton
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Press release dated August 9, 2016