Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 05/07/2018 15:34:35)
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 *

Gracias Antonio J.
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 VALOR MANAGEMENT CORP., 875 N. MICHIGAN AVE SUITE 3214
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/7/2018
(Street)

CHICAGO, IL 60611
(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)    16666   A $28.43   17132   D    
Common Stock                  271778   I   by AJG Growth Fund   (2)
Common Stock                  4253   I   by VEM II   (3)

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         16666      (4) 6/12/2018   Common Stock   16666   $0.0   0   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The transactions reported on this Form 4 represent a cash exercise for 16,666 shares of the Issuer's Common stock by the reporting person. No sales of Issuer stock have occurred as part of these transactions.
(2)  These shares are owned directly by AJG Growth Fund LLC. The reporting person is the manager of AJG Growth Fund LLC and may be deemed to have an indirect pecuniary interest in the shares owned by AJG Growth Fund LLC. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(3)  These shares are owned directly by Valor Equity Management II, LP. The reporting person is the manager of Valor Equity Management II, LP and may be deemed to have an indirect pecuniary interest in the shares owned by Valor Equity Management II, LP. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(4)  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
Gracias Antonio J.
C/O VALOR MANAGEMENT CORP.
875 N. MICHIGAN AVE SUITE 3214
CHICAGO, IL 60611
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Signatures
By: Jonathan Chang, Power of Attorney For: Antonio J Gracias 5/7/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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