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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Tesla Motors, Inc. Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual stockholders meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to stockholders are available at:
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Stockholder Meeting Notice
Tesla Motors, Inc.s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at TechMart, 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all nominees, FOR Proposals 2 and 4 and every 3 YRS for Proposal 3:
1. To elect three Class I directors to serve for a term of three years or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.
Nominees: 01- Elon Musk, 02 - Stephen T. Jurvetson, 03 - Herbert Kohler
2. To hold a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation.
3. To hold a non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of executive compensation votes.
4. To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Teslas independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011.
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Directions to Tesla Motors, Inc.s 2011 Annual Meeting
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