SunPower Announces Actions to Address COVID-19 Market Disruption

PVTIME - SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR)
today announced that it is implementing a number of material initiatives to
help the company prudently manage its business during the current industry
uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The company believes these
actions will position it well for when the solar industry returns to strong

"During these unprecedented times, our primary focus
remains on the safety and well-being of our employees, working closely with our
partners and continuing to serve our customers," said Tom Werner, SunPower CEO and chairman of the board.
"We are committed to taking every action within our control to manage our
business and serve our customers both now and when the industry recovers. 
 We have the industry's best technology and are continuing to invest in
our innovative product suite including our storage and digital solutions. 
Finally, we remain on track to complete our planned company split into two
independently focused pure-play solar companies by the end of the second

SunPower has immediately implemented a number of
initiatives to manage its cost structure including a reduction in management
salaries, the freezing of all hiring and merit increases as well as a reduction
in capital expenditures.  The company expects these actions will result in
savings of up to $50 million in 2020.  The
company is also reviewing all discretionary spending as well as other programs
to further reduce costs in the near-term and remains comfortable with its
liquidity position. 

Additionally, at this time, the company cannot fully assess
the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in both its U.S. and international
businesses.  As a consequence, the company is withdrawing its previously
provided fiscal year 2020 financial guidance.  The company expects to
provide additional details on its updated 2020 forecast on its first quarter
2020 earnings call in May.

The company's planned split into two independent, publicly
traded companies, expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2020,
is dependent on the timing of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of certain
closing conditions.