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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 06/21/2017|
ITEM 7.01. REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
Charter Communications, Inc. (along with its subsidiaries, Charter) today announced that its subsidiaries, CCO Holdings, LLC and CCO Holdings Capital Corp. (collectively, the Issuers), intend to offer $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2028 (the Notes, and the offering thereof, the Notes Offering). We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering to pay related fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes, including, to fund potential buybacks of Class A common stock of Charter or common units of Charter Communications Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Charter. The Notes will be sold to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The offering is subject to, among other things, market conditions.
This report is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale, nor is it an offer to purchase, or the solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.
In connection with the Notes Offering, certain information is being provided to potential investors and is furnished below.
On May 8, 2017, we announced an agreement with Comcast Corporation (Comcast) to, for one year, explore potential opportunities for operational cooperation in our respective wireless businesses to accelerate and enhance each companys ability to participate in the national wireless marketplace. We and Comcast have each separately activated a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) reseller agreement with Verizon Wireless, and we have each agreed to explore working together in a number of potential operational areas in the wireless space, including: creating common operating platforms; technical standards development and harmonization; device forward and reverse logistics; and emerging wireless technology platforms. The efficiencies created are expected to provide more choice, innovative products and competitive prices for customers in each of their respective footprints. Additionally, the companies have agreed to work only together with respect to national mobile network operators, through potential commercial arrangements, including MVNOs and other material transactions in the wireless industry, for a period of one year. We intend to consider and pursue opportunities in the wireless space which may include entering into joint ventures or partnerships with wireless or cable providers which may require significant investment in our wireless business. There is no assurance we will enter into such arrangements or that if we do, that they will be successful.
Charter does not intend for this Item 7.01 to be treated as filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference into its filings under the Securities Act.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This report includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act regarding, among other things, the impact of the Comcast agreement, the Notes Offering and use of proceeds. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions including, without limitation, the risk factors described in our reports or documents that we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this report may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as believe, expect, anticipate, should, planned, will, may, intend and potential, among others.
All forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We are under no duty or obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this report.