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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015
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BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

(9) Related Party Transactions

Advance Publications, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries (Advance) is a related party to the Company due to its ownership of A/N (note 1). Amounts due from Advance (included within other current assets in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014) are as follows:

 

     March 31, 2015      December 31,
2014
 
     (In thousands)  

Total due from Advance, net

   $ 21,694         24,247   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income include allocations from Advance for certain corporate administrative expenses. Total allocated corporate expense was $18.3 million and $12.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and three months ended March 31, 2014, respectively, which is recorded by the Company as a component of operating expense within the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income. Additionally, the Company recognized interest income of $0.5 million in each of the three months ended March 31, 2015 and three months ended March 31, 2014 pursuant to its revolving credit agreement with Advance. The aforementioned interest income is recorded as a component of interest, net within the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.

 

(10) Commitments and Contingencies

The Company has certain pending lawsuits, which, in the opinion of management, will not have a material adverse effect upon the financial condition of the Company.

 

(11) Subsequent Events

On March 31, 2015, ANP entered into an agreement (the Agreement) with Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) whereby Charter will acquire the BHN business (with the exception of certain excluded assets and liabilities). On May 26, 2015, Charter and TWC announced that they had entered into an agreement to merge, following which Charter and ANP amended their Agreement. Following the closing of the merger between Charter and TWC and the acquisition of BHN by Charter (which transactions are expected to close contemporaneously), ANP is expected to own between approximately 13% and 14% of the combined Charter-TWC-BHN business (depending on final elections of cash versus stock available to shareholders of TWC).

The Agreement, as amended, between Charter and ANP is subject to several conditions, including, the completion of the merger between Charter and TWC (subject to certain exceptions if TWC enters into another sale transaction), Charter shareholder approval, TWC shareholder approval and regulatory approvals.

 

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