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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015|
(i) Except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, no Person has been treated as an independent contractor of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries for tax purposes, or for purposes of exclusion from any Parent Plan, who should have been treated as an employee for such purposes.
(j) Except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, (i) none of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries has breached or otherwise failed to comply with the provisions of any Collective Bargaining Agreement and there are no grievances or arbitrations outstanding thereunder, and (ii) there are no formal organizational campaigns, corporate campaigns, petitions, demands for recognition via card-check or, to the knowledge of Parent, other unionization activities seeking recognition of a bargaining unit at Parent or any of its Subsidiaries. Except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, there are no unfair labor practice charges, grievances, pending arbitrations or other complaints or union representation questions before the National Labor Relations Board or other labor board of Governmental Authority that would reasonably be expected to affect the employees of Parent and its Subsidiaries.
(k) Except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, there are no current or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened strikes, slowdowns or work stoppages, and no such strike, slowdown or work stoppage has occurred within the three years preceding the date hereof.
Section 5.16 Franchises. Except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, (a) the Cable Systems owned or operated by Parent and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with the applicable Franchises in all material respects and (b) there are no material ongoing or, to Parents knowledge, threatened audits or similar proceedings undertaken by Governmental Authorities with respect to any of the Franchises of Parent or its Subsidiaries.
Section 5.17 Tax Treatment. Neither Parent nor New Charter, nor any of their respective Affiliates, has taken or agreed to take any action or is aware of any fact or circumstance that would prevent the Mergers from qualifying for the Intended Tax Treatment.
Section 5.18 Certain Agreements.
(a) Prior to the date hereof, Parent has provided to the Company or has filed with or furnished to the SEC true, correct and complete copies of all agreements between or among Parent, New Charter, Merger Subsidiary One, Merger Subsidiary Two, Merger Subsidiary Three or any of their respective Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and Liberty Broadband Corporation, Liberty Interactive Corporation, John Malone or any of their respective Affiliates, on the other hand, and any amendments, modifications or waivers thereof, in each case excluding any programming agreements and any other commercial agreements negotiated on an arms-length basis.
(b) As of the date hereof, except as provided to the Company in accordance with Section 5.18(a), neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any agreement, arrangement or understanding (whether written or oral) with any Person (other than Parents Representatives in such capacity) with respect to any possible transaction involving the acquisition of the Company, or any of the Companys material assets, other than the Bright House Transactions, the Equity Purchase and the Equity Exchange.
Section 5.19 Finders Fees. Except for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and LionTree LLC, there is no investment banker, broker, finder or other intermediary that has been retained by or is authorized to act on behalf of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries who might be entitled to any fee or commission from Parent or any of its Affiliates in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.