SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 13, 2012
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Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
As a result of SunPower Corporation's (the “Company”) continued cost reduction progress at its Fab 2 and its joint venture Fab 3 manufacturing facilities, on April 13, 2012, the Company's Board of Directors approved a restructuring plan to consolidate the Company's Philippine manufacturing operations into Fab 2 and begin repurposing Fab 1 in the second quarter of 2012. In connection with this plan, which is expected to be completed within the next 12 months, SunPower expects to record restructuring charges totaling $51 million to $69 million, primarily composed of non-cash asset impairment charges of $40 million to $54 million, and other cash-based associated costs of $11 million to $15 million, for the closure of Fab 1. Of the total restructuring charges of $51 million to $69 million, $47 million to $63 million will likely be recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 and the remainder in ensuing quarters.
Item 2.05 is incorporated herein by reference.
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.
Date: April 16, 2012
/S/ CHARLES D. BOYNTON
Charles D. Boynton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer