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PREM14A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015
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WHEREAS, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, it is intended that (i) the payment of the Company Cash Consideration pursuant to the First Company Merger (the “Redemption”) will be treated as a distribution in redemption of Company Stock subject to the provisions of Section 302(a) of the Code, (ii) the Second Company Merger will qualify as a reorganization within the meaning Section 368(a) of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder, (iii) the Parent Merger will qualify as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder (together with clauses (i) and (ii) of this recital, the “Intended Tax Treatment”), (iv) that this Agreement constitutes a plan of reorganization, and (v) the affiliated group filing a consolidated federal income Tax Return (a “Consolidated Group”) of which Parent is the common parent shall terminate and the Consolidated Group of which the Company is the common parent shall survive.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:

ARTICLE 1

Definitions

Section 1.01 Definitions. (a) As used herein, the following terms have the following meanings:

1933 Act” means the Securities Act of 1933.

1934 Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with such Person.

Amended Contribution Agreement” means the Bright House Contribution Agreement as amended by the First Amendment to the Bright House Contribution Agreement, dated the date hereof.

Applicable Law” means, with respect to any Person, any federal, state or local law (statutory, common or otherwise), constitution, treaty, convention, ordinance, code, rule, regulation, order, injunction, judgment, decree, ruling or other similar requirement enacted, adopted, promulgated or applied by a Governmental Authority that is binding upon or applicable to such Person.

Bright House Contribution Agreement” means the Contribution Agreement, dated as of March 31, 2015, among Advance/Newhouse Partnership, a New York partnership, A/NPC Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Parent, New Charter and Charter Communications Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Bright House Transactions” shall mean the acquisition of Bright House Networks, LLC by Parent or any of its Affiliates and related transactions contemplated by the Amended Contribution Agreement.

Business Day” means a day, other than Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York, New York are authorized or required by Applicable Law to close.

Cable System” means a cable system, as such term is defined in 47 U.S.C. § 522(7).

Closing Date” means the date of the Closing.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

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