Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 05/07/2018 15:26:21)
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 *

Buss Brad W
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

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

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

5/7/2018
(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   5/7/2018     M (1)    4666   A $28.43   11808   I   Buss Family Trust  
Common Stock                  1540   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)   $28.43   5/7/2018     M         4666      (2) 6/12/2018   Common Stock   4666   $0.0   0   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The transactions reported on this Form 4 represent a cash exercise for 4,666 shares of the Issuer's Common stock by the reporting person. No sales of Issuer stock have occurred as part of these transactions.
(2)  100% of the shares subject to the option became vested and exercisable on June 5, 2012, which was the earlier of the first anniversary date of the grant and the day prior to the date of the next annual meeting of the stockholders of Tesla following date of grant.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Buss Brad W
C/O TESLA, INC.
3500 DEER CREEK ROAD
PALO ALTO, CA 94304
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Signatures
By: Jonathan Chang, Power of Attorney For: Brad Buss 5/7/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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