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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
First Solar, Inc. Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on June 4, 2009
Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual stockholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to stockholders are available at:
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Stockholder Meeting Notice & Admission Ticket
First Solar, Inc.’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on June 4, 2009 at Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 at 10:00 a.m. Local Time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:
  1.   Election of Directors.
  2.   Ratification of appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as First Solar, Inc.’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the fiscal year ending December 26, 2009.
PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you.
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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** IMPORTANT NOTICE Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials Meeting Information Meeting Type: Annual Meeting FIRST SOLAR, INC. , For holders as of: April 14, 2009 Date: June 04, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM PDT B ~ Location: Desert Willow Conference Ctr . A 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd. R Phoenix, AZ 85040 BROKER C LOGO J o HERE o You are receiving this communication because you hold E shares in the above named company . Re tur n Address L j ne 1 Retur n Addres s Line 2 This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote Re turn Address Line 3 5 1 I1E RCEDES WA Y these shares . This communication presents            only an EDGEWOOD N Y 11 717 overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet.You may view the proxy Investor Address            L            ne 1 I nvestor Address            L            ne 2 materials online at or easily request a Investor Address            L            ne 3 paper copy (see reverse side) . Investor Address            L            ne 4 Investor Address            L            ne 5 We encourage you to access and review all of the John Sample important information contained in the proxy materials 1234 ANYWHERE STREET before voting . ANY CITY, ON            A1A 1 A1 :~See~fhereVerSe’side ofthis notice to obtain ~~~~~~,.~.~~~rials and voting instructions. . III11111111111111111 IIII11111111111 11 1111111111111 III Broadridge Internal Use Onl y Job # Envel ope # Sequ ence # # of # Sequence #



- Before You Vote — How to Access the Proxy Materials            Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE: I. Annual Report 2. Notice & Proxy Statement            How to View Online: Have the 12-Digit Control Number available (located on the following page) and visit: How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy: If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for            requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request: I) BY INTERNET: 2) BYTELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL* * If requesting materials bye-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the 12-Digit Control Number (located on the following page) in the subject line. Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment            advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before May 21, 2009 to facilitate timely delivery. How To Vote — Please Choose One of The Following Voting Methods            Vote In Person: If you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting,you must request a “legal proxy.” To do            so, please follow the instructions at or request a paper copy of the materials, which will contain the appropriate instructions. Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the            possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any      , special requirements for meeting attendance. , Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to Have the 12 Digit Control Number available            and follow the instructions. Internal Use Only Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a voting instruction form.



Voting items The Board of Oi rectors recommends that you vote FOR the fo11 owi ng : 1 . El ecti on of Oi rectors I            Nominees 01 Michael J. Ahearn 02 Craig Kennedy 03 James F . Nolan 04 J . Thomas Presby 05 Paul H. Stebbi ns 06 Michael Sweeney 07 Jose H. Villarreal The Board of Oirectors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal (s): B            Ratification of appointment of Pricew aterhouseCoopers LLP as the Independent Registered Public Account ing Firm A            for the fiscal year ending Oecember 26, 2009 R NOTE: Such other busin ess as may properly come before the meeting or any adjou rnment thereof. C 0 0 E -7 I 0000 0000 0000 I Broadridge Internal Use Only xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx Cusip Job # Enve l ope # Sequence # # of # Sequence #



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