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Uber, Slack Say Board Members Made Unauthorized Comments on TV

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Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya

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Uber Technologies Inc. and Slack Technologies Inc. said board members made unauthorized statements about the companies ahead of their public stock offerings during interviews on CNBC.

Slack said it was unaware of a televised interview last month with a director, Chamath Palihapitiya, who commented on the company’s registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission and an expected listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Palihapitiya, who owns 10% of Slack, was asked by CNBC host Scott Wapner when a listing could be expected. “It will be soon,” Palihapitiya said, according to a transcript of the April 30 interview included in a regulatory filing.