Elon Musk Tries to Woo Tesla Shareholders With Factory Tours as He Seeks Support for His $56 Billion Pay Package

By Jace Dela Cruz

May 29, 2024 03:23 AM EDT

Elon Musk is offering Tesla shareholders a tour of the company's Texas factory next month as he seeks support for his $56 billion compensation package.

According to Reuters, this is the latest effort to rally votes for Musk's pay package after a court struck it down.

Milken Institute's Global Conference Held In Beverly Hills
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MAY 6: Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla and SpaceX and owner of X Holdings Corp., speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel,on May 6, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Elon Musk Offers Factory Tours to Tesla Shareholders 

The upcoming vote, the result of which will be announced at Tesla's annual meeting on June 13, is viewed as a crucial test for Elon Musk's leadership. Some investors are concerned that his other business ventures and controversial public statements will impact Tesla's image and sales.

Tesla is taking an unusual step to drum up support by offering factory tours. The board emphasized the importance of the record-breaking compensation set in 2018 and insisted that the pay package is vital for ensuring Musk's commitment to Tesla. 

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Will the Factory Tours Persuade Tesla Shareholders?

Elon Musk and other Tesla executives will lead the factory tours and highlight the production lines for Cybertrucks and Model Ys. It will take place on June 12, the day before the annual shareholders' meeting. This initiative aims to persuade retail investors, though some experts believe it may not change many votes. 

Glass Lewis, a proxy advisory firm, has recommended that shareholders reject the pay package, citing Musk's numerous other projects. Kristin Hull of Nia Impact Capital, a Tesla investor, also opposed the compensation, highlighting concerns about Musk's divided attention. 

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