This excerpt taken from the CY 10-Q filed Nov 9, 2007.
Share Loan Arrangement:
Concurrent with the offering of the SunPower 0.75% Notes, SunPower lent 1.8 million shares of its class A common stock, all of which are being borrowed by an affiliate of one of the underwriters. SunPower did not receive any proceeds from that offering of class A common stock, but received a nominal lending fee of $0.001 per share for each share of common stock that is loaned pursuant to the share lending agreement described below.
Share loans under the share lending agreement will terminate and the borrowed shares must be returned to SunPower under the following circumstances: (i) the underwriter affiliate may terminate all or any portion of a loan at any time; (ii) SunPower may terminate any or all of the outstanding loans upon a default by the underwriter affiliate under the share lending agreement, including a breach by the underwriter affiliate of any of its representations and warranties, covenants or agreements under the share lending agreement, or the bankruptcy of the underwriter affiliate; or (iii) if SunPower enters into a merger or similar business combination transaction with an unaffiliated third party (as defined in the agreement), all outstanding loans will terminate on the effective date of such event. In addition, the underwriter affiliate has agreed to return to SunPower any borrowed shares in its possession on the date anticipated to be five business days before the closing of certain merger or similar business combinations described in the share lending agreement. Except in limited circumstances, any such shares returned to SunPower cannot be reborrowed.
Any shares loaned to the underwriter affiliate will be issued and outstanding for corporate law purposes and, accordingly, the holders of the borrowed shares will have all of the rights of a holder of SunPower's outstanding shares, including the right to vote the shares on all matters submitted to a vote of SunPower's stockholders and the right to receive any dividends or other distributions that SunPower may pay or make on its outstanding shares of class A common stock.