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The Twitter board of directors made a unanimous recommendation that shareholders vote approve the sale of the platform to Elon Musk for $44 billion, the company said Tuesday in a filing with the United States Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).

In comments earlier Tuesday by video link to the Qatar Economic Forum, Musk cited shareholders' verdict as one of "three things that need to be resolved before the transaction can complete."

The offer made in April by the world's wealthiest person - $54.20 per share - represents a significant premium over Twitter's share price of $39.31 prior to Musk's acquisition of 9 percent of the company.