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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 05/19/2016|
No director of the Corporation shall have any personal liability to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except to the extent such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the DGCL as the same exists or hereafter may be amended. No amendment, alteration or repeal of this Article SEVENTH shall eliminate or reduce the effect thereof in respect of any matter occurring, or any cause of action, suit or claim that, but for this Article SEVENTH would accrue or arise, prior to such amendment, alteration or repeal.
CERTAIN BUSINESS COMBINATIONS
A. Requirements to Effect Certain Business Combinations.
In addition to any affirmative vote required by law or this Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws, a Business Combination (as hereinafter defined) involving as a party, or proposed by or on behalf of, an Interested Stockholder (as hereinafter defined) or an Affiliate (as hereinafter defined) or Associate (as hereinafter defined) of an Interested Stockholder or a person who upon consummation of such Business Combination would become an Affiliate or Associate of an Interested Stockholder shall, except as otherwise prohibited by applicable law, as in effect from time to time, require both of the following conditions to be satisfied:
1. a majority of the Continuing Directors (as hereinafter defined) shall have determined (after consultation with their outside legal and financial advisors) that such Business Combination, including without limitation, the consideration to be received in connection therewith, is fair to the Corporation and its stockholders (other than any stockholder that is an Interested Stockholder in respect of such Business Combination and the Affiliates and Associates (if any) of such Interested Stockholder); and
2. holders of not less than a majority of the votes entitled to be cast by the holders of all of the then outstanding shares of Voting Securities (voting together as a single class), excluding Voting Securities Beneficially Owned (as hereinafter defined) by any Interested Stockholder or any Affiliate or Associate of such Interested Stockholder, shall have approved such transaction. Such affirmative vote shall be required notwithstanding the fact that no vote may be required, or that a lesser percentage affirmative vote, or the vote of any other class of stockholders, may otherwise be required, by law or otherwise.
B. Certain Defined Terms.
For purposes of this Article EIGHTH, the following definitions shall apply:
1. Business Combination shall mean:
a. any merger or consolidation of the Corporation or any Subsidiary (as hereinafter defined) with (i) any Interested Stockholder or (ii) any other company (whether or not itself an Interested Stockholder) which is, or after such merger or consolidation would be, an Affiliate or Associate of an Interested Stockholder; or