Musk's Return as Tesla Chairman Must Be Voted for by Shareholders

Jermaine Castillo
October 15, 2018

Rumors suggested the taunt could lead the SEC to take a tougher stance, as the settlement still needed to be approved by a judge.

It is meant to create more oversight of Mr Musk, who provoked the charges when he claimed on Twitter that he had secured funding and might take the firm private.

Fox CEO and Tesla board member James Murdoch is apparently out as a prospect to replace Elon Musk as the battery-carmaker's chairman.

However, Musk appeared to mock the SEC on Twitter last Thursday, just hours after the court ordered him and the SEC to explain why their settlement was fair and reasonable.

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The proposed deal will see Tesla and Musk pay $20 million each in fines, money that the SEC intends to distribute to investors affected by the CEO's tweet about taking the company private.

According to the publication, Tesla legal vice president Jonathan Chang testified on Wednesday in a National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) hearing that the automaker's general counsel told him to write new confidentiality agreement for employees in order to "have them renew their vows". Musk, however, will remain the CEO of the company. Baillie Gifford & Co. lifted its stake in Tesla by 3.1% during the second quarter.

The SEC settlement capped months of debate and some investor calls for stronger oversight of Musk, whose recent erratic public behavior raised concerns about his ability to steer the money-losing company through a rocky phase of growth. Mr. Musk was stating this in response to a post as to why he was being impersonated by Twitter bots, to promote cryptocurrency. The SEC intends to distribute the penalties to affected investors, it said. Prior to that, he had no experience working at vehicle maker companies in particular, or manufacturing in general. By the end of September, the firm held 17.4 million TSLA shares, making it the company's second-largest shareholder, second only to Elon Musk.

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"The Tesla chairman job is ideal for James", a person briefed on the discussions told the FT.

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This news comes on the heels of word that James is stepping down after the sale of 21st Century Fox's assets to Disney wraps up.

Murdoch, who at 45 is a near contemporary of 47-year-old Musk, recently navigated a takeover battle between Fox and Comcast Corp to buy European pay-TV company Sky, which he also chaired.

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