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First Solar Announces Chairman Michael Ahearn to Serve as Interim CEO

Date Announced: 25 Oct 2011

Robert Gillette to Step Down as CEO.

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today asked its Chairman and company founder, Mike Ahearn, to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer. Ahearn has accepted. Effective immediately, Rob Gillette is no longer serving as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board of Directors thanks him for his service to the company. The Board of Directors has formed a search committee and is initiating a search for a permanent Chief Executive Officer.

Source: First Solar

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