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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 425 on 06/16/2015|
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 Act of 1934
Subject Company: Time Warner Cable Inc.
Commission File No. 001-33335
The following is a transcript of a video posted on Charter Communications, Inc.’s internal website on June 16, 2015 of a discussion between the Chief Executive Officers of each of Time Warner Cable Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc.
Segment 1: A Long Tenure in Cable
Rob Marcus (RM): Welcome to another episode of Wireside Chats. We’re actually going to break new ground today as we have our first non-Time Warner Cable guest in the history of Wireside Chats. It’s a pleasure to be joined this afternoon by Tom Rutledge, the Charter Communications CEO. Tom thanks for doing this.
Tom Rutledge (TR): Thanks Rob.
RM: It’s really great that this early in the process we get an opportunity to have you share some thoughts about the deal, about your plans for the combined company with our team. I’m sure they’ll enjoy the opportunity to hear from you and get to know you a little bit.
Before we get to questions, I do want to say congratulations of course, but also to say thanks. It’s been a winding process, a long saga - not always entirely smooth. But, at the end of the day, you and your team have been absolutely fabulous in getting to this place and I really do appreciate it, so thanks.
Maybe we’ll start with a kind of a get to know you question.
For those that don’t know you maybe you can share a little bit about how you got here, how your career evolved and how you ended up at Charter.
TR: Well as the first, non-Time Warner employee to do this show, I have to state that I’ve spent more time in cable working for Time Warner than anybody. And so…
RM: It’s a homecoming of sorts.
TR: It is. You know I got into cable as a teenager actually. I was eighteen, I had…when I graduated from high school, a friend and I hitchhiked around Europe and the Middle East, and my father got sick and I came home. And then I hitchhiked around the United States and Canada, and he got progressively more ill and I was keeping in check and came home. And he knew an insurance agent who was insuring a brand new start-up cable company. And so, I needed to be home, and I went to work for that cable company as a service technician. Actually, my first title was grunt. Which means ground in German and my job was to assemble taps and I threw them into the air to the linemen. And actually because it was a new cable company, we built it from the ground up and it was a relatively small company but it was