Tesla Motors
Tesla, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 11/14/2017 19:53:52)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Branderiz Eric
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Tesla, Inc. [ TSLA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
VP, Chief Accounting Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O TESLA, INC., 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

11/10/2017
(Street)

PALO ALTO, CA 94304
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   11/10/2017     M (1)    1736   A $181.45   1736   D    
Common Stock   11/10/2017     S (1)    1736   D $302.31   0   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy)   $181.45   11/10/2017     M         1736      (2) 11/14/2026   Common Stock   1736   $0   13554   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The exercise and sale transactions reported on this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person on June 9, 2017.
(2)  1/4th of the shares subject to the option became vested and exercisable on 10/24/2017 and 1/48th of the shares subject to the option shall become vested and exercisable every month thereafter.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Branderiz Eric
C/O TESLA, INC.
3500 DEER CREEK ROAD
PALO ALTO, CA 94304


VP, Chief Accounting Officer

Signatures
Jonathan Chang, Power of Attorney for Eric Branderiz 11/14/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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