The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$TSLA #classaction–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the October
9, 2018
deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action
filed on behalf of investors that purchased Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla” or the
“Company”) (NASDAQ: TSLA)
securities between August 7, 2018 to August 17, 2018, inclusive
(the “Class Period”). Tesla investors have until October 9, 2018 to
file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their Tesla investments are encouraged to
contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights
in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On August 7, 2018, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk stated via Twitter: “Am
considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” On August 8
and August 9, 2018, media outlets reported that the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (“SEC”) had made inquiries into Musk’s announcement
and whether, in fact, he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private. On
this news, Tesla’s stock price fell $27.12 per share, or more than 7%,
to close at $352.45 on August 9, 2018, thereby injuring investors. Then,
on or around September 30, 2018, Mr. Musk and the Company settled SEC
charges, with Mr. Musk personally paying a fine of $20 million and
resigning as the Company’s Chairman.

The Complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the
Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements
regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies.
Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or
failed to disclose that: (i) Defendants had not secured funding for a
transaction to take Tesla private; (ii) Tesla’s Board of Directors was
unaware of any plan to take Tesla private; (iii) Musk had not retained
advisors in connection with his purported plan to take Tesla private;
(iv) the status and likelihood of Tesla going private was therefore
misrepresented to the market; and (v) as a result, Tesla’s public
statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

If you purchased shares of Tesla during the Class Period you may move
the Court no later than October 9, 2018 to ask the Court to
appoint you as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the Class you need not
take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or
take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish
to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning
this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these
matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of
Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
19020, by telephone at 215-638-4847, toll-free at 888-638-4847, or by
email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com,
or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some
jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

Contacts

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Howard G. Smith, Esquire
215-638-4847
888-638-4847
howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com
www.howardsmithlaw.com

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