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Vote by Internet Go to www.envisionreports.com/FSLR Or scan the QR code with your smartphone Follow the steps outlined on the secure website Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the First Solar, Inc. Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on May 22, 2013 Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual stockholders meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important! This communication is not a form for voting and presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials, which contain important information and are available to you on the Internet or by mail. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to stockholders are available at: Easy Online Access A Convenient Way to View Proxy Materials and Vote When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares. Step 1: Go towww.envisionreports.com/FSLR to view the materials. Step 2: Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen to log in. Step 4: Make your selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote. When you go online, you can also help the environment by consenting to receive electronic delivery of future materials. Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before May 8, 2013 to facilitate timely delivery; otherwise, you will not receive a paper or email copy.
First Solar, Inc.s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on May 22, 2013 at the Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 at 9:00 a.m. Local Time. Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all the nominees listed, FOR Proposal 2 and AGAINST Proposals 3 and 4. 1. Election ofDirectors: 01 - Michael J. Ahearn 02 - Richard D. Chapman 03 - George A. Hambro 04 - James A. Hughes 05 - Craig Kennedy 06 - James F. Nolan 07 - William J. Post 08 - J. Thomas Presby 09 - Paul H. Stebbins 10 - Michael Sweeney 2. Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. 3. Stockholder proposal regarding accelerated vesting of equity awards upon change in control. 4. Stockholder proposal regarding majority voting standard in uncontested director elections. PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you. Directions to the First Solar 2013 Annual Meeting are available in the proxy statement, which can be viewed at www.envisionreports.com/FSLR. Heres how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select a future delivery preference: Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below. Email copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet following the instructions below. If you request an email copy of current materials you will receive an email with a link to the materials. PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a set of proxy materials. Internet Go to www.envisionreports.com/FSLR. Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Follow the instructions to log in and order a paper or email copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials. Telephone Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 using a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the materials by mail for the current meeting. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings. Email Send email to email@example.com with Proxy Materials FSLR in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse, and state in the email that you want a paper copy of current meeting materials. You can also state your preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings. To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by May 8, 2013. 01M8DA