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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Werner

57 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Boynton

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Kenneth Mahaffey

48 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Bill Mulligan

56 2017 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Douglas Richards

58 2011 Executive Vice President - Administration

Patrick Wood

54 2012 Lead Independent Director

Helle Kristoffersen

53 2016 Director

Ladislas Paszkiewicz

54 2016 Director

Julien Pouget

40 2017 Director

Laurent Wolffsheim

45 2016 Director

Daniel Laure

60 2016 Independent Director

Catherine Lesjak

58 2013 Independent Director

Thomas McDaniel

68 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Werner

Mr. Thomas H. Werner is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Thomas H. Werner has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2010, as a member of our Board since June 2003, and Chairman of the Board since May 2011. From June 2003 to April 2010, Mr. Werner served as our Chief Executive Officer. Before joining SunPower, from 2001 to 2003, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Light Machines, Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Werner was Vice President and General Manager of the Business Connectivity Group of 3Com Corp., a network solutions company. He has also held a number of executive management positions at Oak Industries, Inc. and General Electric Co. Mr. Werner currently serves as a board member of Cree, Inc., Silver Spring Networks, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Mr. Werner is on the Board of Trustees of Marquette University. Mr. Werner holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.

Charles Boynton

Mr. Charles D. Boynton serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of SunPower Corporation. In March 2012, Mr. Boynton also served as our Acting Financial Officer. From June 2010 to March 2012, he served as our Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development, where he drove strategic investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, field finance and finance, planning and analysis. Before joining SunPower in June 2010, Mr. Boynton was the Chief Financial Officer for ServiceSource, LLC from April 2008 to June 2010. From March 2004 to April 2008 he served as the Chief Financial Officer at Intelliden. Earlier in his career, Mr. Boynton held key financial positions at Commerce One, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc. and Grant Thornton, LLP. He is a member of the board of trustees of the San Jose Technology Museum of Innovation. Mr. Boynton was a certified public accountant, State of Illinois, and a Member FEI, Silicon Valley Chapter. Mr. Boynton earned his master’s degree in business administration at Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University.

Kenneth Mahaffey

Mr. Kenneth J. Mahaffey serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the company effective November 2016. Mr. Mahaffey previously served as our Vice President, General Counsel, Global Business Units from January 2007 to October 2016. From September 2006 to January 2007, he served as Associate General Counsel of PowerLight Corporation, a solar system integration company that we acquired in January 2007 and subsequently renamed SunPower Corporation, Systems. Before PowerLight, Mr. Mahaffey was in private practice from 1995 to 2006. Mr. Mahaffey has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

Bill Mulligan

Dr. Bill Mulligan serves as Executive Vice President - Global Operations of the Company. Beginning in 1998, Mulligan worked at SunPower for more than 12 years as vice president of research and development. He led the development of the company’s low-cost, one-sun silicon PV cell technology. Also under his leadership SunPower developed and commercialized the world’s highest efficiency solar panel. He left SunPower and went to SolarBridge Technologies, serving as CEO and president. He returned to SunPower with the company’s November 2014 acquisition of SolarBridge. He currently serves as the vice president of upstream strategy. His experience also includes serving in various positions at JX Crystals, Inc., developing thermophotovoltaics; National Renewable Energy Laboratory performing doctoral research; AstroPower where he developed low cost solar cells for both terrestrial and space applications; and Fairchild/National Semiconductor working in process engineering and product marketing. Mulligan received dual undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and History from the University of Washington, a M.S.E in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Colorado School of Mines.

Douglas Richards

Mr. Douglas J. Richards is Executive Vice President - Administration of SunPower Corporation. From April 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Richards served as our Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services. From September 2007 to March 2010, Mr. Richards served as our Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Richards was Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for SelectBuild, a construction services company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMHC, and from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Richards was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for BlueArc, a provider of high performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets. Before BlueArc, Mr. Richards spent 10 years at Compaq Computer Corporation and five years at Apple Computer, Inc. in various management positions. Mr. Richards graduated from California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration.

Patrick Wood

Mr. Patrick Wood, III, is Lead Independent Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Pat Wood III has served as a Principal of Wood3 Resources, an energy infrastructure developer, since July 2005. He is active in the development of electric power and natural gas infrastructure assets in North America. From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Wood served as the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. From 1995 to 2001, he chaired the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Mr. Wood has also been an attorney with Baker & Botts, a global law firm, and an associate project engineer with Arco Indonesia, an oil and gas company, in Jakarta. He currently serves as Chairman of Dynegy, Inc., and is a director of Quanta Services, Inc. and of Memorial Resource Development Corp. He is a strategic advisor to Hunt Transmission Services/ InfraREIT Capital Partners. Mr. Wood is a past director of the American Council on Renewable Energy and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.

Helle Kristoffersen

Ms. Helle Kristoffersen serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Kristoffersen has served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Gas, Renewables & Power segment for Total S.A. since September 2016. From January 2012 to August 2016, she was Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Intelligence at the group level of Total S.A. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Vice President of the same department since January 2011. In 1994, she joined Alcatel, where she spent 16 years and served in particular as Vice President Corporate Strategy of Alcatel and subsequently Alcatel-Lucent. She currently serves as a director of Orange and PSA Group (Peugeot). Ms. Kristoffersen served as a director of Valeo from 2007 to 2013. Ms. Kristoffersen is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE). Ms. Kristoffersen also holds a master's degree in econometrics from Université Paris 1.

Ladislas Paszkiewicz

Mr. Ladislas Paszkiewicz is Director of the Company. Mr. Paszkiewicz has served as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Total S.A. since 2015. From 2010 to 2014, he was Senior Vice President, Americas for the Exploration and Production Division of Total S.A. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Middle East for the same division from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Paszkiewicz has also served as General Manager of the Total group’s subsidiary in Argentina, as head of the Investor Relations Department of Total S.A., and in various other positions in the Total group, which he joined in 1985. Mr. Paszkiewicz holds a master’s degree in business administration from New York University and a master’s degree in finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.

Julien Pouget

Mr. Julien Pouget is Director of the company. He has served as Senior Vice President of the Renewables division of Total S.A. since January 1, 2017. From 2014 to 2016, he served as a senior advisor to the President of France, initially responsible for industry, then industry and digital, and finally for the economy. His responsibilities during this time included the restructuring of the French nuclear industry. Prior to his service to the president, Mr. Pouget spent six years in various positions at Alstom Power, including as Vice President of the heat exchangers product line for France, Switzerland, and China, as Vice President and General Manager of Asian activities and as project leader and as head of engineering for the heat exchangers on the Flamanville 3 EPR nuclear plant in France. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Pouget held various positions in the French Ministry of Industry, and at the state shareholding agency at the French Ministry for Finance and Economy. Mr. Pouget is a chief engineer of the prestigious French Corps de Mines and a graduate of the École Polytechnique.

Laurent Wolffsheim

Mr. Laurent Wolffsheim serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Wolffsheim has served as Vice President, Budget & Financial Control for the Total group since February 2014. Before that, he served as Strategic Planning Manager within the Refining & Chemicals division of Total S.A. and Managing Director of Total Polska Sp. z o.o. Prior to those positions, Mr. Wolffsheim held various other positions within the Total group, where he has been employed since 1995. Mr. Wolffsheim holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a degree in business administration from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales.

Daniel Laure

Mr. Daniel Laure is Independent Director of Sunpower Corporation. Mr. Daniel Laure currently serves as President and CEO of Total New Energies USA Inc. Before taking this position in March 2016, Mr. Lauré served as Senior Vice President Industrial Assets, Finance & Information Technology from 2012 through 2015. Before that, he held other positions within Total Gas & Power beginning in 2004, including Vice President, Strategy, Markets & IT, and Deputy Director, Renewable Energy, Strategy, Human Resources & Communication. Prior to those positions, Mr. Lauré held various other positions within the Total Group, where he has been employed since 1988. Mr. Lauré holds a degree in civil engineering from l’École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a law degree from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II).

Catherine Lesjak

Ms. Catherine A. Lesjak is an Independent Director of Sunpower Corporation . Ms. Catherine A. Lesjak has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company) (HP) since January 1, 2007. Ms. Lesjak served as interim Chief Executive Officer of HP from August 2010 through October 2010. As a 29-year veteran at HP, Ms. Lesjak held a broad range of financial leadership roles across HP. Before being named as CFO, Ms. Lesjak served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer, responsible for managing HP’s worldwide cash, debt, foreign exchange, capital structure, risk management and benefits plan administration. Earlier in her career at HP, she managed financial operations for Enterprise Marketing and Solutions and the Software Global Business Unit. Before that, she was group controller for HP’s Software Solutions Organization and managed HP’s global channel credit risk as controller and credit manager for the Commercial Customer Organization. Ms. Lesjak has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a master of business degree in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas McDaniel

Mr. Thomas R. McDaniel is an Independent Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Thomas R. McDaniel was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Edison International, a generator and distributor of electric power and investor in infrastructure and energy assets, before retiring in July 2008 after 37 years of service. Before January 2005, Mr. McDaniel was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Edison Mission Energy, a power generation business specializing in the development, acquisition, construction, management and operation of power production facilities. Mr. McDaniel was also Chief Executive Officer and a director of Edison Capital, a provider of capital and financial services supporting the growth of energy and infrastructure projects, products and services, both domestically and internationally. Mr. McDaniel has served on our Board since February 2009. He is Chairman of the Board of Tendril, a smart-grid, software-as-a-service company. Mr. McDaniel is a director of SemGroup, L.P., a midstream energy services company, and a Director of Aquion Energy, a manufacturer of energy storage systems. He is also on the advisory board of Cypress Envirosystems, which develops and markets energy efficiency products. Mr. McDaniel also serves on the Advisory Board of On Ramp Wireless, a communications company serving electrical, gas and water utilities. Mr. McDaniel formerly served on the board of directors of the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) from 2000-2013. Through the McDaniel Family Foundation, he is also actively involved in a variety of charitable activities such as the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Beach, Heifer International and the Free Wheelchair Mission.