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Elon Musk said on Twitter that the salaries of members of the company’s board would be zero if his takeover bid was successful

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“Board salaries would be zero if my offer was successful, so I would save about $ 3 million a year,” Musk wrote on Twitter in response to a post criticizing the board.

Musk, a “free speech absolutist” who criticized Twitter’s policies, did not detail the tweet.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Continuing his tirade against the company, Musk on Thursday launched a poll in which he asked his 80 million followers whether “taking over Twitter for $ 54.20 per share should be at the discretion of shareholders, not the board.” administration “, to which a large majority answered” Yes “.

Tesla CEO later posted on Twitter “Love Me Tender,” a song by Elvis Presley, after Twitter opted for a plan to sell discounted shares to prevent any attempt by shareholders to gain a stake. over 15%.

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Musk currently owns a 9.1% stake in Twitter.

Meanwhile, in a series of responses to the tweet, co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey on Saturday criticized Twitter’s board of directors, saying that “there has been a constant dysfunction of the company”.

Dorsey’s statement was a response to a tweet from risk investor Garry Tan that said, “The wrong partner on your board can literally evaporate a billion dollars.”

Twitter shares rose about 4% to $ 46.85 per unit, but were significantly below Musk’s offer of $ 54.20 per unit.

The price of Twitter shares has risen by about 15% since Musk revealed his stake in the company on April 4.

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Meanwhile, Twitter was also told by Thoma Bravo, a technology-focused private equity firm with more than $ 103 billion in assets under management at the end of December, that it was exploring the possibility of developing a takeover bid. social media company.

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