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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 425 on 05/29/2015|
filings to be submitted to any Governmental Authority, (B) to the extent reasonably practicable, permit the other to review and discuss in advance, and consider in good faith the views of the other in connection with, any analyses, presentations, memoranda, briefs, arguments, opinions and proposals to be submitted to any Governmental Authority with respect to filings under the HSR Act or any other Applicable Law, and (C) to the extent reasonably practicable, coordinate with the other in preparing and exchanging such information and promptly provide the other (and its counsel) with copies of all filings, presentations or submissions (and a summary of any oral presentations) made by such party with any Governmental Authority relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby under the HSR Act or any other Applicable Law.
(d) Unless prohibited by Applicable Law or by the applicable Governmental Authority, each of the Company and Parent shall, and shall cause their respective Subsidiaries to, and shall use their respective reasonable best efforts to cause its respective Affiliates to, (i) to the extent reasonably practicable, not participate in or attend any meeting, or engage in any substantive conversation with any Governmental Authority in respect of the Mergers (including with respect to any of the actions referred to in Section 8.01(a)) without the other (provided that, subject to Section 8.01(c), either party may participate in or attend any such non-substantive meeting), (ii) to the extent reasonably practicable, give the other reasonable prior notice of any such meeting or conversation and (iii) in the event one party is prohibited by Applicable Law or by the applicable Governmental Authority from participating or attending any such meeting or engaging in any such conversation, keep such party reasonably apprised with respect thereto; provided that, Parent or its representatives may conduct such a meeting or conversation without the Company or its representatives present upon the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed).
(e) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the parties hereto understand and agree that reasonable best efforts shall require Parent to take any actions and accept any conditions and other remedies to the extent such actions, conditions or other remedies would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on the condition (financial or otherwise), business, assets or results of operations of Parent, the Company and their Subsidiaries, taken as a whole (but without taking into account the Bright House Transactions, whether or not consummated) (each such condition, remedy or action that Parent is not required to accept or take under this Section 8.01(e), a Burdensome Condition). The Company agrees to work in good faith in connection with Parents efforts to obtain the regulatory approvals consistent with this Section 8.01 in a manner that Parent believes in good faith is in the best interests of the combined company and its shareholders. In addition, the Company shall not accept any of the conditions or take any of the foregoing actions (whether or not consistent in scope and magnitude with such prior conditions and actions) without Parents prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no party shall be required to commit to or effect any action contemplated by this Section 8.01(e) or accept any condition that is not conditioned upon the consummation of the Mergers.
(f) Each of Parent and the Company shall not, and shall cause their respective Subsidiaries and Affiliates not to, (i) take any action that would reasonably be expected to have the effect of materially delaying, impairing or impeding the receipt of any regulatory approvals required in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby or the Closing, or (ii) acquire or agree to acquire (by merger, consolidation, acquisition of stock or assets or otherwise), directly