Sec Form 4 Filing - Gracias Antonio J. @ TESLA MOTORS INC - 2016-11-21

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Gracias Antonio J.
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TESLA MOTORS INC [ TSLA]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X __ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O VALOR EQUITY PARTNERS, L.P., 200 S. MICHIGAN AVE SUITE 1020
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
11/21/2016
(Street)
CHICAGO, IL60604
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 11/21/2016 A( 1 ) 17,492 ( 2 ) A $ 0 225,506 I by AJG Growth Fund ( 3 )
Common Stock 11/21/2016 A( 1 ) 4,253 ( 4 ) A $ 0 50,886 I by VEP II ( 5 )
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $ 568.28 11/21/2016 A( 1 ) 3,300 ( 6 ) 11/21/2016 12/21/2016 Common Stock 3,300 $ 0 3,300 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Gracias Antonio J.
C/O VALOR EQUITY PARTNERS, L.P.
200 S. MICHIGAN AVE SUITE 1020
CHICAGO, IL60604
X
Signatures
By: Jonathan Chang by Power of Attorney For: Antonio J. Gracias 11/23/2016
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )The transactions reported on this Form 4 are exempt from Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 pursuant to Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act.
( 2 )Received in exchange for 159,023 shares of SolarCity Corporation's common stock in connection with the acquisition of SolarCity by Tesla Motors, Inc. (the "Merger"). In accordance with the terms of the Merger, each share of SolarCity common stock was converted into the right to receive 0.110 shares of Tesla common stock, with cash paid in lieu of fractional shares. At the effective time of the Merger, the last traded price of SolarCity's common stock was $20.34 per share, and the last traded price of Tesla's common stock was $185.02 per share.
( 3 )The reporting person indirectly beneficially owns a total of 225,506 shares owned through AJG Growth Fund LLC ("AJG Growth Fund").
( 4 )Received in exchange for 38,665 shares of SolarCity Corporation's common stock in connection with the Merger. In accordance with the terms of the Merger, each share of SolarCity common stock was converted into the right to receive 0.110 shares of Tesla common stock, with cash paid in lieu of fractional shares. At the effective time of the Merger, the last traded price of SolarCity's common stock was $20.34 per share, and the last traded price of Tesla's common stock was $185.02 per share.
( 5 )The reporting person indirectly beneficially owns a total of 50,886 shares owned through Valor Equity Management II, LP ("VEP II").
( 6 )Received in the Merger in exchange for an employee stock option to acquire 30,000 shares of SolarCity common stock for $62.51 per share. In accordance with the terms of the Merger, each SolarCity stock option that was outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the merger was converted automatically into a stock option to purchase Tesla common stock.

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