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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015|
Under Section 262 of the DGCL, holders of TWC common stock as of [●], 2015, the record date for the TWC special meeting, who do not wish to accept the merger consideration as described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus may dissent and elect to have the fair value of their shares of TWC common stock (exclusive of any element of value arising from the accomplishment or expectation of the mergers) judicially determined by the Delaware Court of Chancery and paid to the holder in cash (together with interest, if any) in the amount determined to be the fair value, provided that the holder complies with the provisions of Section 262 of the DGCL.
Charter stockholders do not have appraisal rights in connection with the third merger or any other transaction described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus.
The following discussion is not a full summary of the law pertaining to appraisal rights under the DGCL and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of Section 262 of the DGCL, which is provided in its entirety as Annex P to this joint proxy statement/prospectus. All references in Section 262 of the DGCL and in this summary to a stockholder are to the record holder of the shares of TWC common stock as to which appraisal rights are asserted. A person having a beneficial interest in shares of TWC common stock held of record in the name of another person, such as a broker or nominee, must act promptly to cause the record holder to follow properly the steps summarized below in a timely manner to perfect appraisal rights. The following discussion does not constitute any legal or other advice, nor does it constitute a recommendation that any stockholder should exercise his, her or its rights to seek appraisal under Section 262 of the DGCL.
Under Section 262 of the DGCL, when a merger is submitted for approval at a meeting of stockholders, as in the case of the adoption of the merger agreement at the special meeting, the corporation, not less than 20 days before the meeting, must notify each of its stockholders entitled to appraisal rights, that appraisal rights are available and include in the notice a copy of Section 262 of the DGCL. This joint proxy statement/prospectus constitutes the required notice and the copy of the applicable statutory provisions is attached to this joint proxy statement/prospectus as Annex P. Any stockholder who wishes to exercise appraisal rights or who wishes to preserve the right to do so should review carefully the following discussion and Annex P to this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Failure to strictly comply with the procedures specified in Section 262 of the DGCL timely and properly will result in the loss of appraisal rights. Moreover, because of the complexity of the procedures for exercising the right to seek appraisal of TWC common stock, TWC believes that stockholders who wish to consider exercising such appraisal rights should seek the advice of counsel. A stockholder who effectively withdraws or loses (through failure to perfect or otherwise) his, her or its appraisal rights will be entitled to receive the merger consideration.
How to Exercise and Perfect the Appraisal Rights
Any holder of TWC common stock wishing to exercise the right to demand an appraisal under Section 262 of the DGCL must satisfy each of the following conditions: