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A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla, and Chief Executive Elon Musk related to his tweets about taking the company private.
Under the terms of the settlement:
According to the SEC’s complaint against him, Musk tweeted on August 7, 2018 that he could take Tesla private at $420 per share, that funding for the transaction had been secured, and that the only remaining uncertainty was a shareholder vote. The SEC’s complaint alleged that, in truth, Musk knew that the potential transaction was uncertain and subject to numerous contingencies. According to the SEC’s complaint, Musk’s misleading tweets caused Tesla’s stock price to jump by over six percent on August 7, and led to significant market disruption.
Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the motion filed by the SEC outlining the agreement with Tesla and Musk.