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8-K
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 05/29/2015
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prior to the First Company Merger Effective Time and that are held by holders of shares of Company Stock who shall have neither voted in favor of the First Company Merger nor consented thereto in writing and who shall have demanded properly in writing appraisal for such shares of Company Stock in accordance with Section 262 of Delaware Law (collectively, the “Dissenting Shares”), shall not be converted into, or represent the right to receive, the Company Merger Consideration (or, for the avoidance of doubt, the Cheetah Merger Consideration). The holders of such shares of Company Stock shall be entitled instead to receive only the payment provided by Section 262 of Delaware Law, except that all Dissenting Shares held by holders of shares of Company Stock who shall have failed to perfect or who effectively shall have withdrawn or lost their rights to appraisal of such shares of Company Stock under Section 262 of Delaware Law shall thereupon be deemed to have been converted into, and to have become exchangeable for, as of the First Company Merger Effective Time, the right to receive the Company Merger Consideration (which shall represent, with respect to the Company Stock Merger Consideration, the right to receive the New Charter Merger Consideration), in each case without any interest thereon, in accordance with Section 2.02.

(b) The Company shall give Parent and New Charter (i) prompt notice of any demands for appraisal received by the Company, withdrawals of such demands, and any other instruments served pursuant to Delaware Law and received by the Company and (ii) the opportunity to direct all negotiations and proceedings with respect to demands for appraisal under Delaware Law. The Company shall not, except with the prior written consent of Parent, make any payment with respect to any demands for appraisal or offer to settle or settle any such demands.

Section 2.11 Restructuring. If such actions required to treat the Company’s Subsidiaries as disregarded from their owner for U.S. federal income tax purposes or contribute the Company’s assets and interests in its Subsidiaries to Subsidiaries of New Charter following the Closing Date would result in a cost that is material to Parent, then, upon the written request of Parent, the Parties agree to reasonably cooperate in the implementation of a restructuring of the transactions contemplated herein (including, without limitation, restructuring such transaction such that the Second Company Merger, the Parent Merger, the equity subscription and exchange contemplated by the Investment Agreement and Contribution Agreement, respectively, and the contribution of the assets subject to the Amended Contribution Agreement to New Charter, taken together, would be treated as a transaction described in Section 351 of the Code). Such cooperation shall include entering into appropriate amendments to this Agreement, provided, however, that, notwithstanding anything in this Section 2.11 to the contrary, such cooperation contemplated by this Section 2.11 shall (a) not (i) alter or change the amount or kind of the consideration ultimately to be issued to the holders of Company Stock or the holders of Parent Class A Common Stock or (ii) reasonably be expected to (x) subject to the proviso in clause (b) below, adversely affect the Company or the holders of Company Stock or (y) 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 and (b) result in U.S. federal income tax consequences that are no less favorable to the holders of Company Stock and the holders of Parent Class A Common Stock than the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Mergers; provided that it is agreed and understood that for purposes of this Section 2.11 a transaction qualifying as a transaction described in Section 351 of the Code does not result in tax consequences that are less favorable to the holders of Company Stock and the holders of Parent Class A Common Stock than the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Mergers and does not adversely affect the Company or the holders of Company Stock.

 

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