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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015|
fails to give such notice in a timely manner, then such Investor Party shall be deemed to have nominated the incumbent A/N Director(s) or Liberty Director(s), respectively, in a timely manner (unless the number of incumbent A/N Directors or Liberty Directors is less than the number of A/N Designees or Liberty Designees, respectively, the applicable Investor Party is entitled to designate pursuant to clause (i) above, in which case the Company and the applicable Investor Party shall use their respective reasonable best efforts to mutually agree on a designee or designees to satisfy the requirements of clause (i) above).
(iii) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, in no event shall either Investor Party or both Investor Parties collectively have the right to designate pursuant to this Section 3.2 a number of Directors that, assuming the election or appointment, as applicable, of such designees, would result in the number of Investor Directors being equal to or greater than 50% of the total number of seats on the Board, set forth in Section 3.1(a).
(b) The candidates for any Unaffiliated Director positions to be included in managements slate of nominees shall be selected by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee by vote of (i) a majority of the Unaffiliated Directors on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at such time and (ii) a majority of all the Directors on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at such time.
(c) Subject to Section 3.2(e), the Company and the Board of Directors, including the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, shall cause each Investor Designee designated in accordance with Section 3.2(a) to be included in managements slate of nominees for election as a Director at each Election Meeting and to recommend that the Companys stockholders vote in favor of the election of each Investor Designee.
(d) The Company shall use reasonable best efforts to, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause the Board of Directors and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to, cause the election of each Investor Designee to the Board of Directors at each Election Meeting (including supporting the Investor Designee for election in a manner no less rigorous and favorable than the manner in which the Company supports the other nominees).
(e) If any Investor Designee (i) is unable to serve as a nominee for appointment on the Closing Date or for election as a Director or to serve as a Director, for any reason, (ii) is removed (upon death, resignation or otherwise) or fails to be elected at an Election Meeting solely as a result of such Investor Designee failing to receive a majority of the votes cast, or (iii) is to be substituted by the Investor Party (with the relevant Investor Designees consent and resignation) for election at an Election Meeting, the Investor Party shall have the right to submit the name of a replacement for each such Investor Designee (each a Replacement) to the Company for its approval (such determination to be made in the sole discretion of the Company acting in good faith and consistent with the Companys nominating and governance practices (consistently applied) in effect from time to time) and who shall, if so approved, serve as the nominee for election as Director or serve as Director in accordance with the terms of this Section 3.2. For each proposed Replacement that is not approved by the Company, the Investor Party shall have the right to submit another proposed Replacement to the Company for its approval on the same basis as set forth in the immediately preceding sentence. The Investor shall have the right to continue submitting the name of a proposed Replacement to the Company for its approval until the Company approves that a Replacement may serve as a nominee for election as Director or to serve as a Director whereupon such person is appointed as the Replacement. An Investor Designee shall, at the time of nomination and at all times thereafter until such individuals service on the Board of Directors ceases, meet any applicable requirements or qualifications under applicable Law or applicable stock exchange rules. The Company acknowledges that, as of the date of this Agreement, to the Companys knowledge, each of the Existing Liberty Directors meets the standards set forth above.
(f) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement neither the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Company nor the Board of Directors shall be under any obligation to appoint upon the Closing Date or nominate and recommend (i) a proposed Investor Designee (other than an Existing Liberty Director) if, as determined in good faith by the Unaffiliated Directors, service by such nominee as a Director