UPDATE: Tesla is dramatically changing its board
Tesla Inc. (TSLA) disclosed Friday afternoon that several directors will leave its board, which has been criticized for failing to rein in actions by Chief Executive Elon Musk. Brad Buss, Antonio Gracias, Stephen Jurvetson and Linda Johnson Rice are expected to leave the board over the next two years. Buss and Rice will not stand for re-election at the 2019 shareholders meeting, which will be held in June, while Jurvetson -- who has officially been on leave since allegations of misconduct at his venture-capital firm in 2017 -- will remain until the 2020 meeting. Tesla shareholders will vote to reduce director terms from three years to two at the 2019 shareholder meeting; if the Tesla-introduced resolution passes, Gracias will also not stand for re-election at the 2020 meeting, Otherwise, he will leave in 2021. Tesla recently added Oracle Corp. (ORCL) founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, a human-resources executive with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. to its board, along with naming Robyn Denholm as chairwoman as a result of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, giving the board 11 members currently.
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April 19, 2019 19:39 ET (23:39 GMT)
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