Twitter board unanimously endorses Musk’s $44 billion takeover bid

Musk listed the approval of the deal by shareholders as one of several “unresolved matters” related to the Twitter deal.



Elon Musk. — AFP file
Elon Musk. — AFP file

By AP

Published: Tue 21 Jun 2022, 8:32 PM

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

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Shares of Twitter Inc. were essentially flat just before the opening bell on 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 US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, 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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