Tesla stock roars back after Elon's SEC deal

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Musk will stay on as company CEO but will relinquish his role as company chair for at least three years as part of the agreement, which is still subject to court approval. The electric car-making company must also appoint two new independent directors to its board, establish a new committee of independent directors and implement additional oversight of Musk's future communications.

Musk and Tesla will each pay $20 million under the settlement, the SEC said in a statement Saturday. The tweets had no basis in fact, and the ensuring market chaos hurt investors, the SEC said.

Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has stepped down as the Chairman of Tesla following a tweet where he claimed he has the funding and investor support to buy the publicly-traded company.

The optimistic memo and Musk's near-miss are expected to result in Tesla's shares rallying today. Musk said August 7 in a company blog post that he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 per share, representing a 20% premium over the stock price following the company's second-quarter earnings release. The SEC said the company had no way to determine if his tweets contained information that must be disclosed in corporate filings, or if they contained complete and accurate information.

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Tesla shares sank last week after the SEC accused Mr Musk of securities fraud, opening up the prospect of a long-drawn out fight that could have seen Tesla lose its leader, undermine its ability to raise capital and cripple operations.

In a blog post following the settlement, Munster said Gore would be an "interesting" choice for Tesla given his climate change credentials align with the company's ambitions.

He arrived at the $420 a share figure by assuming a 20 percent premium on Tesla shares and rounding up one dollar because "he had recently learned about the number's significance in marijuana culture", and to impress his girlfriend, according to the SEC's complaint.

Analysts expect Wall Street will now be able to focus more on third quarter production numbers for the company's Model 3 sedan this week.

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