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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 425 on 05/26/2015|
Filed by Charter Communications, Inc.
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: Time Warner Cable Inc.
Commission File No. 001-33335
Email from Tom Rutledge to Charter Employees:
I am pleased to inform you that we have reached agreements to merge with Time Warner Cable and to acquire Bright House Networks. This is an historic day for Charter. Between the three companies, we have many of the great innovators in the business, and the possibilities of what we can accomplish together are astonishing. Contained in the DNA of these companies are inventions like: Video on Demand, Voice Over IP protocol, Remote DVR, Cable TV through an app, Interconnected WIFI, Downloadable Security and a state of the art cloud-based user interface that works on every TV we serve. We add an incredible array of markets, large and small and a huge new group of colleagues. We have accomplished quite a bit in a short time at Charter by putting the customer first and investing in our network. The scale that we create by joining these three companies will provide a bigger stage for all of us to show what a cable company can really be.
The plan is one that all of you will be familiar with. We will create high-value products and services that our customers want; we will sell them to as many people in our footprint as possible and we will provide excellent customer service. In other words, exactly what we have been doing at Charter for some time now. Throughout the long path that this agreement has taken we have remained focused on the business at hand. We have each done our jobs every single day. I ask that all of us continue to do just that.
This merger and acquisition, like all our previous arrangements, are subject to regulatory approval. We hope and expect that it will close by the end of 2015. Please lets continue the excellent progress we have made here at Charter and make ourselves ready to translate that success to our new customers, colleagues and shareholders. Congratulations.
Important Information For Investors And Shareholders
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the transactions referred to in this material, Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) expects to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) containing a preliminary joint proxy statement of Charter and Time Warner Cable, Inc. (Time Warner Cable) that also constitutes a preliminary prospectus of Charter. After the registration statement is declared effective Charter and Time Warner Cable will mail a definitive proxy