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Investor FAQs

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Stock:

Tesla’s shares trade on the NASDAQ exchange, under the ticker symbol TSLA. To purchase shares, you will need to do so through a broker. If you do not have a brokerage account, you will need to open one. At this time, Tesla does not have a direct stock purchase program.
Unfortunately, we cannot comment on moves in our share price or offer investment advice.
Tesla has never declared dividends on our common stock. We intend on retaining all future earnings to finance future growth and therefore, do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. 
Tesla's initial public offering was on June 29, 2010.  The IPO was priced at $17 per share.
The transfer agent and registrar for Tesla’s common stock is Computershare Trust Company located at 250 Royall Street in Canton, MA 02021. Their telephone number is (800) 662-7232. Please contact Computershare for any questions about receiving stock certificates for your shares.
Please see IRS Form 8937:
Please see IRS Form 8937:
The CUSIP number for Tesla’s common stock is 88160R101.

For Tesla’s convertible notes outstanding, the CUSIP numbers are:
  • 1.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021: 88160RAC5
  • 2.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2022: 88160RAD3
  • 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024: 88160RAG6
For SolarCity’s convertible notes outstanding, the CUSIP numbers are:
  • 1.625% Convertible Senior Notes due 2019: 83416TAC4
For Maxwell’s convertible notes outstanding, the CUSIP number is:
  • 5.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2022: 577767AA4

Investor Communication:

If a financial report date has been scheduled, all details will be posted here under
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As a sustainable company, Tesla posts all investor information to its website at Investor Overview. Our quarterly update letters can be found at Investor Communication. Our SEC filings can be found at SEC Filings and at www.sec.gov. If you would to receive email alerts for new investor information, you may sign up to receive the information you prefer, at this link: Email Alerts. Finally, you can have printed materials mailed to you by completing a request on our Financial Literature Request page: Printed Materials
We receive a large number of requests for information, particularly in connection with student projects, and unfortunately are not able to respond to each one individually. This web site, however, contains answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about Tesla, our employees, and our business. Additional information may be obtained by reading our SEC filings.

Annual General Meeting:

Our 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California located at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043. The date, time and location of our 2020 Annual Meeting will be announced in our 2020 annual proxy statement to be filed with the SEC.
You may attend an annual meeting if you were a Tesla stockholder on the “Record Date” for that meeting and can provide photo ID and proof of stock ownership at the meeting. The “Record Date” for our 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was April 15, 2019. Proof of stock ownership may include materials you receive from us or your broker (such as a broker statement) that lists you as a Tesla stockholder, but depends on your form of ownership. Please refer to our proxy statement relating to the particular meeting for additional details. Our proxy statement relating to the 2019 annual meeting is available at: SEC Filings.
Our 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California located at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043. Our proxy statement relating to the 2019 annual meeting is available at: SEC Filings. The agenda for our 2020 Annual Meeting will be included in our 2020 annual proxy statement to be filed with the SEC.
Stockholders may present proper proposals for inclusion in Tesla’s proxy statement and for consideration at the next annual meeting by timely submitting their proposals in writing to Tesla’s Corporate Secretary at 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Please refer to our proxy statement relating to the particular meeting for additional details, including other requirements that must be satisfied. The deadline by which stockholder proposals for potential inclusion in the proxy statement relating to the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders must be received is January 1, 2020. The period during which a notice of a stockholder of such stockholder’s intent to present any business at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders must be received will start on February 15, 2020 and end on March 16, 2020.
If you are a Tesla stockholder on the “Record Date” for an annual meeting, you may vote your shares without attending such meeting via Internet, telephone or mail. Please refer to our proxy statement relating to the particular meeting, or any other proxy materials you may receive from us or your broker by mail or email, for additional details. Our proxy statement relating to the 2019 annual meeting is available at: SEC Filings.
We publish final voting results in a Current Report on Form 8-K, which are filed with the SEC within four (4) business days of the annual meeting. Our proxy statement relating to the 2019 annual meeting is available at: SEC Filings.

General Corporate:

Tesla was incorporated on July 1, 2003
Tesla Inc.'s fiscal year is based on the calendar year. The last day of the fiscal year is Dec 31.
Tesla’s corporate headquarters is located at 3500 Deer Creek Road in Palo Alto, CA 94304.
We disclose employee headcount in our annual Form 10-K filing, which is available at: SEC Filings.  At December 31, 2018, Tesla had 48,817 full-time employees.
The primary members and bios of Tesla’s management team can be found here:
The members and bios of Tesla’s Board of Directors can be found here:
An online form to contact the Board of Directors can be found here:
Tesla’s independent registered public accounting firm is PricewaterhouseCoopers

Product / Technology:

Details of our products can be found here:
More information surrounding the Gigafactory can be found here:
Tesla is taking orders for Solar Roof, and the product is currently being installed across the US. Solar Roof complements the architectural features of the home while harnessing the power of the sun — furthering our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and allowing our customers to take full advantage of the Tesla ecosystem. Additional information is available here.

Business / Strategy:

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. In addition, please see our Secret Master Plan, Parts One and Deux:
Tesla acquired SolarCity to create the world's only vertically integrated sustainable energy company that offers a complete portfolio of residential, commercial and grid-scale products that enable customers to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably, through a suite of integrated products that add aesthetics and function while reducing cost.  More details on the rationale behind the acquisition can be found here:

General / Other:

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