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Tesla Motors, Inc. Announces Pricing of Its Follow-On Offering

Discussion in 'News' started by suxxer, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. suxxer

    suxxer ElektroVolt

    Dec 15, 2010
    Zurich, Switzerland
    PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/03/11 -- Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), a manufacturer of high-performance fully electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components, announced today that it has priced and fully allocated its follow-on offering of 5,300,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $28.76 per share, the closing price for Tesla shares on June 2, 2011. The closing price of Tesla's common stock on May 24, 2011, the day before Tesla announced the offering, was $26.72 per share. In addition, Tesla has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 795,000 shares of common stock. All shares are being offered by Tesla.

    Additionally, in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of the public offering, Elon Musk, Tesla's Chief Executive Officer and cofounder, plans to purchase 1,416,000 shares of common stock directly from Tesla at the public offering price and Blackstar Investco LLC, an affiliate of Daimler AG, plans to purchase up to 637,475 shares of common stock directly from Tesla at the public offering price.

    Tesla intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from this offering and the concurrent private placement to fund the development of its Model X crossover vehicle.

    Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as Sole Underwriter for the public offering.

    A registration statement relating to the securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 2, 2011. Any offer or sale will be made only by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., via telephone: (866) 471-2526; facsimile: (212) 902-9316; email: [email protected]; or standard mail: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282-2198.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
  2. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    They would get even better terms if they had more cash in the bank. But its interesting that they are still able to raise cash at a relatively low cost i.e. adding $200M to cash for only about 7% dilution of the equity!
  3. benji4

    benji4 Roadster 2.5 #0476

    Nov 7, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    TSLA is getting a nice pop this morning up to about $31 now! Seems surprising in a way after the dilution, but I guess the market really like the fact they are further strengthing their balance sheet. All in all very good news for the company and the stock. The added $200M is going to go a long way to help them getting the next models out the door especially with the Roadster about to end its run.

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