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PREM14A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form PREM14A on 06/26/2015
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by the Company and New Charter of this Agreement and the consummation by the Company and New Charter of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and no other corporate proceedings on the part of the Company or New Charter are necessary to authorize the execution, delivery and performance by the Company and New Charter of this Agreement or the consummation by the Company and New Charter of the transactions contemplated hereby. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by each of the Company and New Charter and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery hereof by Purchaser, such agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each of the Company and New Charter, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject, as to enforcement, to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and other laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles.

(b) The only vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of the Company required to approve the transactions contemplated hereby is (i) the approval of each of the Merger Approvals by the requisite stockholder vote set forth in the Mergers Agreement at the Stockholders Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof where a majority of the shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Company Common Stock”), that are outstanding on the record date for the Stockholders Meeting are present (in person or by proxy) and entitled to vote and (ii) the approval of the Stock Issuance Approval by the requisite stockholder vote set forth in the Mergers Agreement at the Stockholders Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof where a majority of the shares of Company Common Stock that are outstanding on the record date for the Stockholders Meeting are present (in person or by proxy) and entitled to vote.

(c) The Purchased Shares will be, when issued, duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. The Purchased Shares will not be issued in violation of any preemptive rights or any rights of first offer, first refusal, tag-along rights or other similar rights or restrictions in favor of any other person, and Purchaser will acquire such Purchased Shares free and clear of any Lien (other than any restrictions created by Purchaser, and any restrictions on transfer arising under the Securities Act and state securities laws).

(d) The issue and sale of the Purchased Shares and the compliance by New Charter and the Company with all of the provisions of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions herein contemplated will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, (i) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company, New Charter or any of their respective subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company, New Charter or any of their respective subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company, New Charter or any of their respective subsidiaries is subject, (ii) assuming the Stockholders Approvals are obtained, any provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company or the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company or the organizational documents of New Charter, and (iii) assuming the accuracy of, and Purchaser’s compliance with, the representations, warranties and agreements of Purchaser herein, any statute or any order, rule or regulation of any Governmental Entity having jurisdiction over the Company, New Charter or any of their respective subsidiaries or any of their respective properties, except, in the case of clauses (i) and (iii) above, for any such conflict, breach, violation or default that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to (x) prevent or materially impair or delay the performance by the Company or New Charter of its respective obligations under this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, or (y) impair Purchaser’s full rights of ownership to the Purchased Shares; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such Governmental Entity is required for the offer and sale of the Purchased Shares or the consummation by the Company and New Charter of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (other than in connection or in compliance with the HSR Act or any applicable antitrust, merger or competition Law and the registration under the Securities Act of the offer and sale of the Purchased Shares to Purchaser). On or prior to the Closing Date, the issuance of the Purchased Shares to Purchaser will have been duly registered on an appropriate form under the Securities Act to the extent permitted by the rules of the SEC.

 

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