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PREM14A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015
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Communication Strategy”). Except for communications that are substantially in accordance with the Employee Communication Strategy, (i) without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), Parent shall not, and shall cause its Affiliates not to, contact, meet or otherwise communicate with any director, officer or employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, either on an individual or group basis and (ii) Parent shall provide the Company with a reasonable right to comment on and approve (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) any written communications by the Parent intended for distribution (whether individual or broad-based) to current or former directors, officers or employees of the Company or its Affiliates prior to the Closing regarding the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

(h) Without limiting the generality of Section 11.06, nothing contained in this Section 7.09, expressed or implied, shall (i) be treated as the establishment, amendment or modification of any Company Plan or New Charter Plan or, subject to compliance with the requirements of Sections 7.09(a) and 7.09(b), constitute a limitation on rights to amend, modify, merge or terminate after the Effective Time any Company Plan or New Charter Plan, (ii) give any current or former employee, director or other independent contractor of the Company and its Subsidiaries (including any beneficiary or dependent thereof), any third-party beneficiary or other rights or (iii) obligate New Charter or any of its Affiliates to (A) maintain any particular Company Plan or New Charter Plan or (B) retain the employment or services of any current or former employee, director or other independent contractor.

Section 7.10 Certain Agreements.

(a) From the date hereof until the Closing or the earlier termination of this Agreement in accordance with its terms, without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), none of Parent, New Charter, Merger Subsidiary One, Merger Subsidiary Two, Merger Subsidiary Three or any of their respective Subsidiaries shall enter into, amend, modify or terminate any agreements, arrangements or understandings with Liberty Broadband Corporation, Liberty Interactive Corporation, John Malone or any of their respective Affiliates, in each case, if such amendment, modification or termination would reasonably be expected to (i) have the effect of materially delaying, impairing or impeding the receipt of any regulatory approvals required in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby or the Closing or (ii) have a disproportionately adverse impact on the stockholders of the Company relative to the stockholders of Parent.

(b) From the date hereof until the Closing or the earlier termination of this Agreement in accordance with its terms, without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), none of Parent, New Charter, Merger Subsidiary One, Merger Subsidiary Two, Merger Subsidiary Three or any of their respective Subsidiaries shall enter into, amend, modify or terminate any of the material agreements relating to the Bright House Transactions, including the Bright House Contribution Agreement or the Amended Contribution Agreement, in each case, if such amendment, modification or termination would reasonably be expected to have the effect of materially delaying, impairing or impeding the receipt of any regulatory approvals required in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby or the Closing.

Section 7.11 Tax Treatment. Parent shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries (including Merger Subsidiary Two) not to, make an election under Treasury Regulations Section 301.7701-3 to treat Merger Subsidiary Two as an association taxable as a corporation or take any other action that would cause Merger Subsidiary Two to be treated as other than a disregarded entity for both state and federal income Tax purposes.

 

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