Tesla Inc. has extended $1.1 billion loan agreement

Published on: 22 Aug, 2018

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has extended its $1.1 billion warehouse loan agreement. The loan meant to finance the innovative company’s growing inventory.

Tesla wrote in the recent filing published:

On August 16, 2018, certain subsidiaries of Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla”) that are respectively parties to (i) an Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “A&R 2016 Warehouse Agreement”) and (ii) a Loan and Security Agreement (the “2017 Warehouse Agreement,” and together with the A&R 2016 Warehouse Agreement, the “Warehouse Agreements”), each dated August 17, 2017 with Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch as administrative agent and the other parties named therein, entered into an amendment to each of the Warehouse Agreements (together, the “Amendments”).

Among other changes, the Amendments extended the borrowing availability date under the Warehouse Agreements from August 17, 2018 to August 16, 2019 and extended the maturity date of the Warehouse Agreements from September 2019 to September 2020. The aggregate lender commitment, which is shared between the Warehouse Agreements, remains unchanged at $1.1 billion.

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, has announced earlier this month that he is considering taking Tesla private because he believe it could be good for our shareholders, enable Tesla to operate at its best, and advance our mission of accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. In a blog post Elon explained that,  "If and when a final proposal is presented, an appropriate evaluation process will be undertaken by a special committee of Tesla’s board, which I understand is already in the process of being set up, together with the legal counsel it has selected. If the board process results in an approved plan, any required regulatory approvals will need to be obtained and the plan will be presented to Tesla shareholders for a vote."


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Marco Zhou

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