First Solar Appoints Sharon Allen to Board of Directors
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced the appointment of
Sharon Allen to its board of directors.
Allen served as U.S. Chairman of Deloitte LLP from 2003 to 2011,
retiring from that position in May of 2011. She is the first and only
woman ever to serve as chairman of a large, private U.S. professional
services organization. Spending the entirety of her professional career
at Deloitte, Allen achieved a number of "firsts," including being the
first female board member in Deloitte's history and the first executive
chairman of Deloitte LLP.
Allen currently serves as an independent director of Bank of America
Corporation and serves on that board's Audit Committee and Corporate
Governance Committee. She is a recognized thought leader and popular
speaker on governance, talent, ethics, and diversity in the workplace.
She will sit on the board's Audit and Technology Committees.
Allen holds a B.S. in accounting and received an honorary doctorate in
administrative sciences from the University of Idaho, which also
recognized her with its Legacy of Leading Award, only the second ever to
be awarded in the University's history. She is a Certified Public
About First Solar
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic
(PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology.
The company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically
attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From
raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First
Solar's renewable energy systems 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.
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