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8-K
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 05/19/2016
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SECTION 8.08. Submission to Jurisdiction; Waivers. With respect to any suit, action or proceeding relating to this Agreement (collectively, a “Proceeding”), each party to this Agreement irrevocably (a) consents and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the States of New York and Delaware and any court of the U.S. located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City or the State of Delaware; (b) waives any objection which such party may have at any time to the laying of venue of any Proceeding brought in any such court, waives any claim that such Proceeding has been brought in an inconvenient forum and further waives the right to object, with respect to such Proceeding, that such court does not have jurisdiction over such party; (c) consents to the service of process at the address set forth for notices in Schedule A herein; provided, however, that such manner of service of process shall not preclude the service of process in any other manner permitted under applicable law; and (d) waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all rights to trial by jury in connection with any Proceeding.

SECTION 8.09. Reconciliation. In the event that the parties are unable to resolve a disagreement within the relevant period designated in this Agreement, the matter shall be submitted for determination to a nationally recognized expert in the particular area of disagreement employed by a nationally recognized accounting firm or a law firm (other than the Accounting Firm), which expert is mutually acceptable to all parties and the Audit Committee. If the matter is not resolved before any payment that is the subject of a disagreement is due or any Tax Return reflecting the subject of a disagreement is due, such payment shall be made on the date prescribed by this Agreement in the amount proposed by the Charter Member and such Tax Return shall be filed as prepared by the Charter Group, subject to adjustment or amendment (including, for the avoidance of doubt, an increased Tax Benefit Payment) upon resolution. The determinations of the expert pursuant to this Section 8.09 shall be binding on New Charter and its Subsidiaries, Charter Holdings and its Subsidiaries, and A/N absent manifest error. The costs and expenses relating to the engagement of such expert or amending any Tax Return shall be borne by New Charter except as provided in the next sentence. New Charter and A/N shall bear their own costs and expenses of such proceeding, unless (i) the expert adopts A/N’s position, in which case New Charter shall reimburse A/N for any reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses in such proceeding, or (ii) the expert adopts New Charter’s position, in which case A/N shall reimburse New Charter for any reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses in such proceeding.

SECTION 8.10. Guaranty. To the extent that this Agreement obligates Charter Holdings or any other member of the Charter Group other than New Charter, New Charter shall take all action necessary to ensure that such party fulfills its obligations hereunder.

SECTION 8.11. Withholding. The Charter Member shall be entitled to deduct and withhold from any payment payable pursuant to this Agreement such amounts as the Charter Member is required to deduct and withhold with respect to the making of such payment under the Code, or any provision of state, local or foreign Tax law. To the extent that amounts are so withheld and paid over to the appropriate Taxing Authority by the Charter Member, such withheld amounts shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as having been paid to A/N.

 

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