As of Monday, July 15th, Tesla Motors will be included in the Nasdaq 100, a list of the largest non-financial stocks on Nasdaq's index. A spot in that elite group opened up when Oracle announced that it would be moving to the New York Stock Exchange, making it inelegible for inclusion on Nasdaq. The news seemed to please shareholders, and at the time of this writing, Tesla's stock had surged ahead nearly 2 percent. The company's entry into the Nasdaq 100 is a sure sign that its forward trajectory is nigh unstoppable -- at least for now. With an overall stock gain of nearly 260 percent in 2013, Tesla Motors just keeps on truckin'.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning July 15, 2013

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSLA) will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index(R) (Nasdaq:NDX) and the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE) prior to market open on Monday, July 15, 2013. Tesla Motors, Inc. will replace Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq:ORCL).

Tesla Motors, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and has a market capitalization of approximately $12.8 billion. For more information about the company, go to www.teslamotors.com.

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