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First Solar Appoints David Brady to Lead Investor Relations

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Solar Appoints David Brady to Lead Investor Relations15:17 EST Wednesday, November 30, 2011 TEMPE, Ariz. (Business Wire) -- First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced the appointment of David Brady as Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations. In this expanded position, Brady will add responsibility for Investor Relations to his current role as Vice President of Treasury, and will serve as a liaison between First Solar and its investors. Brady will continue to report to Mark Widmar, Chief Financial Officer. Brady joined First Solar in July 2007 to lead the Treasury department. He has almost 20 years of international corporate and banking experience at companies, including eBay, Salesforce.com, Chiron and Securitas. Brady earned his Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland, and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 2004. About First Solar, Inc. First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology, and is a premier provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) system solutions. The company is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil-fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating value-driven renewable energy solutions that protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com. For First Solar Investors This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the company's business involving the company's products, their development and distribution, economic and competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. First Solar assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein. First Solar, Inc.MediaTed Meyer, +1 (602) 427-3318media@firstsolar.comFirst Solar InvestorsDavid Brady, +1 (602) 414-9315investor@firstsolar.comLucas Fairborn, +1 (602) 414-9315investor@firstsolar.com