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SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operations

Clients SunPower Corporation

Jones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore. As part of the transaction, SunPower distributed 100% of its equity interests in Maxeon Solar to SunPower's shareholders, and immediately following the distribution, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ("TZS"), a premier global supplier of silicon wafers, made a capital investment of $298 million into Maxeon Solar in exchange for newly issued shares of Maxeon Solar. TZS now holds approximately 28.848% of the fully diluted shares of Maxeon Solar and SunPower's shareholders hold approximately 71.152%.

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