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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015|
Charter has agreed to, and to cause its subsidiaries and its and their representatives to, terminate any and all existing activities, discussions or negotiations, if any, with any third parties and their representatives and financing sources conducted prior to the date of the merger agreement with respect to any Charter acquisition proposal, and to promptly request that each third party that has executed a confidentiality agreement within the 24month period prior to the date of the merger agreement, in connection with considering a Charter acquisition proposal, return or destroy all confidential information about Charter that was furnished by or on behalf of Charter or any of its subsidiaries (and all analyses and other materials prepared by or on behalf of such third parties that contains, reflects or analyzes that information).
Voting of Shares by TWC
TWC has agreed to vote all shares of Charter Class A common stock beneficially owned by it or any of its subsidiaries (other than such shares held by employee benefit plans) in favor of the approval of the adoption of the merger agreement and the approval of the TWC transactions stock issuance proposal, the Liberty transactions proposal and each of the certificate of incorporation proposals at the Charter special meeting.
Reasonable Best Efforts Covenant
Charter and TWC have agreed to use their respective reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions and to do, or cause to be done, and assist and cooperate with the other in doing, all things necessary, proper or advisable under applicable law to complete the mergers and the other transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including preparing and filing as promptly as practicable all necessary, proper or advisable governmental or third-party filings, notices and other documents and obtaining and maintaining all necessary, proper or advisable governmental or third-party approvals, consents, registrations, permits, authorizations and other confirmations to consummate the mergers and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement.
In furtherance of the foregoing, Charter and TWC have agreed to make and not withdraw: (i) as promptly as practicable (and not later than July 7, 2015), an appropriate filing of a Notification and Report Form pursuant to the HSR Act and all necessary filings to obtain consents from the FCC that are required in connection with the merger, and (ii) as promptly as practicable (and not later than July 22, 2015), all necessary filings to obtain consents from state regulators and franchise authorities, and all other registrations, declarations, notices and filings with governmental authorities, in each case that are required in connection with the mergers. Charter and TWC have agreed that Charter will take the lead in scheduling and strategic planning for any meeting with any governmental authority under the HSR Act or other applicable laws, the making of any filings, the process for receipt of any necessary approvals and the resolution of any investigation or other inquiry from a governmental authority. Without limiting the foregoing, except as prohibited by applicable law, the parties have agreed, to the extent reasonably practicable, to consult with each other prior to taking any material substantive positions with respect to the filings under the HSR Act or other applicable laws, and, to the extent reasonably practicable, to permit review and consider in good faith comments on any documents to be submitted to any governmental authority, and to coordinate in preparing and exchanging information and promptly provide the other party with copies of all filings, presentations or submissions (and a summary of any oral presentations) made by such party to any governmental authority relating to the merger agreement or transactions contemplated thereby under the HSR Act or other applicable laws. Subject to certain exceptions, the parties have agreed not to participate in any substantive meetings or conversations with any governmental authorities without the other party present.
Charters obligation to use reasonable best efforts will require Charter 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 Charter, TWC and their subsidiaries, taken as a whole (but without taking into account the BHN transaction). Each condition, remedy or action that Charter is not required to accept or take is referred to in this joint proxy statement/prospectus as a burdensome condition.