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Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter deal gets board endorsement

Elon Musk reiterated his desire to move forward with the acquisition last week during a virtual meeting with Twitter employees.

AP Reported by: AP New Delhi Published on: June 22, 2022 13:09 IST
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Highlights

  • Shares of Twitter have remained far below Elon Musk's offering price
  • Musk had listed the approval of the deal by shareholders as one of several “unresolved matters”
  • Twitter’s stock last reached that level on April 5 when it offered Musk a seat on the board

Twitter’s board has recommended unanimously that shareholders approve the proposed $44 billion sale of the company to billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

Musk reiterated his desire to move forward with the acquisition last week during a virtual meeting with Twitter employees, though shares of Twitter remain far below his offering price, signaling considerable doubt that it will happen.

On Tuesday at the Qatar Economic Forum in an interview with Bloomberg, Musk listed the approval of the deal by shareholders as one of several “unresolved matters” related to the Twitter deal.

Shares of Twitter Inc. were essentially flat just before the opening bell Tuesday and far short of the $54.20 per-share that Musk has offered to pay for each. The company’s stock last reached that level on April 5 when it offered Musk a seat on the board before he had offered to buy all of Twitter.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission detailing on Tuesday detailing a litter to investors, Twitter’s board of directors said that it “unanimously recommends that you vote (for) the adoption of the merger agreement.” If the deal were to close now, investors in the company would pocket a profit of $15.22 for each share they own.

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