Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 06/06/2018 13:20:21)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 8‑K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

June 5, 2018

Tesla, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-34756

 

91-2197729

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

3500 Deer Creek Road

Palo Alto, California 94304

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(650) 681-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 


 


 

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On June 5, 2018, Tesla, Inc. (the “ Company ”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “ Annual Meeting ”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following four proposals and the Company’s inspector of election certified the vote tabulations indicated below.

 

Proposal 1

 

The individuals listed below were elected as Class II directors at the Annual Meeting to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors (the “ Board ”) for a term of three years or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.

 

 

For

Against

Abstained

Broker Non-Votes

Antonio Gracias

91,793,398

11,248,751

189,179

37,253,258

James Murdoch

93,272,161

9,681,802

277,365

37,253,258

Kimbal Musk

97,015,554

6,038,489

177,285

37,253,258

 

The votes cast for Mr. Gracias, Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Kimbal Musk constituted approximately 88.9%, 90.4% and 94.0%, respectively, of all shares entitled to vote on these matters and present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

 

Proposal 2

 

Proposal 2 was a management proposal to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

 

For

Against

Abstained

Broker Non-Votes

139,365,503

699,538

419,545

-

 

The votes cast to ratify the appointment of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2018 constituted approximately 99.2% of all shares entitled to vote on this matter and present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

 

Proposal 3

 

Proposal 3 was a stockholder proposal to require that the Chair of the Board be an independent director.  This stockholder proposal was not approved.

 

For

Against

Abstained

Broker Non-Votes

16,671,984

86,036,801

522,543

37,253,258

 

The votes cast for this stockholder proposal constituted approximately 16.2% of all shares entitled to vote on this matter and present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting. The votes cast against this stockholder proposal constituted approximately 83.3% of all shares entitled to vote on this matter and present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.


 


 

Proposal 4

 

Proposal 4 was a stockholder proposal regarding proxy access.  This stockholder proposal was not approved.

 

For

Against

Abstained

Broker Non-Votes

25,806,887

76,721,191

703,250

37,253,258

 

The votes cast for this stockholder proposal constituted approximately 25.0% of all shares entitled to vote on this matter and present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting. The votes cast against this stockholder proposal constituted approximately 74.3% of all shares entitled to vote on this matter and present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.  

 


 


 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

TESLA, INC.

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Todd A. Maron

 

 

 

Todd A. Maron

General Counsel

 

Date:  June 6, 2018