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Shareholders Are Advised By Proxy Firm To Oppose Elon Musk's $56 Billion Compensation Proposal

Shareholders Are Advised By Proxy Firm To Oppose Elon Musk's $56 Billion Compensation Proposal
The $56 billion compensation proposal for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, if approved, would be the highest pay package for a CEO in corporate America, according to a statement made on Saturday by proxy consulting company Glass Lewis.
The "excessive size" of the compensation package, the dilutive effect upon exercise, and the concentration of ownership were among the reasons given by the study. Additionally, Musk's "slate of extraordinarily time-consuming projects" was addressed, which has grown as a result of his well-publicized acquisition of Twitter, which is now known as X.
The compensation plan was suggested by Tesla's board of directors, who have faced criticism for their tight relationship with the billionaire.
The programme does not include a salary or cash incentive. Instead, benefits are determined by the market value of Tesla, which may increase to $650 billion in ten years starting in 2018. Based on LSEG statistics, the corporation is presently valued at around $571.6 billion.
The first compensation package was revoked in January by Delaware's Court of Chancery Judge Kathaleen McCormick. Then, Musk attempted to have Texas replace Delaware as the state of incorporation for Tesla.
Glass Lewis also attacked the proposed relocation to Texas, claiming that it would expose stockholders to "uncertain benefits and additional risk".
Tesla has asked its investors to confirm that they still approve of the salary.
Robyn Denholm, the head of Tesla's board, told the Financial Times in an interview this month that Musk is deserving of the compensation package since the business has exceeded its high sales and stock price goals.
In 2008, Musk was appointed CEO of Tesla. According to opens new tab to an online campaign website, Vote Tesla, he has improved the firm's performance in the last several years, leading it to a $15 billion profit from a $2.2 billion deficit in 2018. Additionally, the company has manufactured seven times more automobiles.
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In addition, the proxy counsel advised shareholders to vote against the reelection of Kimbal Musk, a board member and the brother of the billionaire, while supporting the reelection of James Murdoch, the former CEO of 21st Century Fox.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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