First Solar Finishes Acquisition of OptiSolar’s Photovoltaic Project Pipeline

 

TEMPE, Ariz., Apr 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of OptiSolar’s photovoltaic project pipeline. First Solar expects to construct the solar power plants developed under the pipeline over the next several years and sell them to a combination of regulated utilities, diversified energy companies and other independent power producers.

In addition, the core development team responsible for assembling and executing on the solar project pipeline has joined the First Solar development team. First Solar acquired all of OptiSolar’s project development business in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $400 million. As a result of the closing today, First Solar will issue approximately 3 million shares of common stock representing a dilution of about 3.5 percent. This is less than the approximate 5 percent dilution expected when the acquisition was announced, due to recent appreciation in the price of shares of the Company’s common stock.

Last Updated On:5th April 2009

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