FIRST SOLAR, INC. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

FIRST SOLAR, INC. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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First Solar, Inc. (“First Solar”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 16, 2018. A description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting is described in detail in First Solar’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 4, 2018. The number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon are set forth below.

Proposal 1: To elect the following ten nominees to First Solar’s board of directors, each to serve on the board of directors until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until his or her successor has been elected and qualified:

Nominees

Votes Cast For

Votes Cast Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

Michael J. Ahearn

78,167,295

866,291

73,932

12,766,564

Sharon L. Allen

77,793,963

1,268,629

44,926

12,766,564

Richard D. Chapman

78,255,577

796,320

55,621

12,766,564

George A. Hambro

78,322,162

708,949

76,407

12,766,564

Molly E. Joseph

78,772,335

290,175

45,008

12,766,564

Craig Kennedy

78,305,687

725,311

76,520

12,766,564

William J. Post

78,473,220

577,879

56,419

12,766,564

Paul H. Stebbins

75,110,760

3,939,545

57,213

12,766,564

Michael Sweeney

77,460,803

1,589,549

57,166

12,766,564

Mark R. Widmar

78,588,959

443,882

74,677

12,766,564

Proposal 2: To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as First Solar’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018:

Votes Cast For

Votes Cast Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

90,450,375

1,291,083

132,624

Proposal 3: To vote upon a stockholder proposal requesting a report on conducting business in conflict-affected areas:

Votes Cast For

Votes Cast Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

4,268,909

72,264,848

2,573,761

12,766,564


About FIRST SOLAR, INC. (NASDAQ:FSLR)

First Solar, Inc. is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with thin-film semiconductor technology, and also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power solutions. The Company operates through two segments: components and systems. The Company’s components segment designs, manufactures and sells solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The Company’s systems segment provides PV solar power systems or solar solutions for systems, which use the Company’s solar modules. The Company provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services to plant owners that use solar modules manufactured by the Company or by other third-party manufacturers. The Company has approximately 30 manufacturing lines around the world and over 2.8 gigawatts (GW) of annual manufacturing capacity with lines having a production capability of approximately 2,500 modules per day.

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