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These excerpts taken from the CHTR 10-K filed Apr 30, 2009.
/s/ Neil Smit
Neil Smit
President and
Chief Executive Officer
April 30, 2009
 

 

 
Neil Smit, 50, was elected a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter in August 2005. He had previously worked at Time Warner, Inc. since 2000, most recently serving as the President of Time Warner’s America Online Access Business. He also served at America Online (“AOL”) as Executive Vice President, Member Development, Chief Operating Officer of AOL Local and Chief Operating Officer of MapQuest. Prior to that he was a Regional President with Nabisco and was with Pillsbury in a number of management positions. Mr. Smit has a B.S. degree from Duke University and a M.A. degree with a focus in international business from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
 
Neil Smit, 50, was
elected a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter in
August 2005. He had previously worked at Time Warner, Inc. since 2000, most
recently serving as the President of Time Warner’s America Online Access
Business. He also served at America Online (“AOL”) as Executive Vice President,
Member Development, Chief Operating Officer of AOL Local and Chief Operating
Officer of MapQuest. Prior to that he was a Regional President with Nabisco and
was with Pillsbury in a number of management positions. Mr. Smit has a B.S.
degree from Duke University and a M.A. degree with a focus in international
business from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy.

 

/s/ Neil
Smit

Neil
Smit

President
and

Chief
Executive Officer

April
30, 2009

 



 


 








EX-32.2(A)
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exhibit32_2a.htm
EXHIBIT 32.2(A)



exhibit32_2a.htm





Exhibit
32.2(a)

 



 



 

CERTIFICATION
OF CHIEF FINANCIAL

OFFICER
REGARDING PERIODIC REPORT CONTAINING

FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS

 



 

I, Eloise
E. Schmitz, the Chief Financial Officer of Charter Communications, Inc. (the
"Company") in compliance with 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to
Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, hereby certify that, the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2008 (the
"Report") filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission:

 








·  


fully
complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934; and



 








·  


the
information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material
respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the
Company.



 



 

/s/ Eloise E.
Schmitz

Eloise E.
Schmitz

Chief
Financial Officer

(Principal
Financial Officer)

April 30,
2009



 








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This excerpt taken from the CHTR DEF 14A filed Mar 17, 2008.
Neil Smit
 
Charter and Mr. Smit entered into an agreement as of August 9, 2005 whereby Mr. Smit will serve as Charter’s President and Chief Executive Officer (the “Employment Agreement”) for a term expiring on December 31, 2008; Charter may extend the Employment Agreement for an additional two years by giving Mr. Smit written notice of its intent to extend not less than six months prior to the expiration of the contract (Mr. Smit has the right to reject the extension within a certain time period as set forth in the contract). Under the Employment Agreement, Mr. Smit will receive a $1,200,000 base salary per year, through the third anniversary of the agreement, and thereafter $1,440,000 per year for the remainder of the Employment Agreement. Mr. Smit shall be eligible to receive a performance-based target bonus of 125% of annualized salary, with a maximum bonus of 200% of annualized salary, as determined by the Compensation and Benefits Committee of Charter’s board of directors. Performance criteria shall not include Charter’s stock trading price, and may include revenue, ARPU, RGU, OCF, new product growth operational improvements, and/or such other metrics as the Compensation and Benefits Committee shall


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determine. Under Charter’s Long-Term Incentive Plan he received options to purchase 3,333,333 shares of Class A common stock, exercisable for 10 years, with annual vesting of one-third of the grant in each of the three years from the employment date; a performance unit award for a target amount of 2,061,860 shares of Class A common stock, one third of which can be earned in each of three one-year performance periods starting January 2006; a restricted stock award of 1,562,500 shares of Class A common stock, with annual vesting over three years following Mr. Smit’s employment date; and a restricted stock award for 1,250,000 shares of Class A common stock vesting on the first anniversary of his employment date. He is eligible for other or additional long-term incentives in the sole discretion of the Compensation and Benefits Committee and/or the Board, including additional stock option grants and restricted stock option awards. The Company has agreed to pay or reimburse him for professional fees he incurs in connection with financial counseling, estate planning, tax preparation and the like, up to a maximum of $15,000 for each calendar year during the Employment Agreement. Mr. Smit receives employee benefits and perquisites consistent with those made generally available to other senior executives.
 
On August 1, 2007, Charter and Mr. Smit entered into an addendum to his Employment Agreement (the “Addendum”). The Addendum provided for a grant of 600,000 restricted shares of Charter’s Class A common stock and 600,000 performance units under the 2001 Stock Incentive Plan. He was made eligible to participate in the Executive Cash Award Plan and the Addendum provided for $1.44 million being credited to his account under the plan. The Addendum also provided for an additional amount of severance pay than as set forth in the Employment Agreement.
 
This excerpt taken from the CHTR DEF 14A filed Apr 30, 2007.
Neil Smit
 
Charter and Mr. Smit entered into an agreement as of August 9, 2005 whereby Mr. Smit will serve as Charter’s President and Chief Executive Officer (the “Employment Agreement”) for a term expiring on December 31, 2008; Charter may extend the Employment Agreement for an additional two years by giving Mr. Smit written notice of its intent to extend not less than six months prior to the expiration of the contract (Mr. Smit has the right to reject the extension within a certain time period as set forth in the contract). Under the Employment Agreement, Mr. Smit will receive a $1,200,000 base salary per year, through the third anniversary of the agreement, and thereafter $1,440,000 per year for the remainder of the Employment Agreement. Mr. Smit shall be eligible to receive a performance-based target bonus of 125% of annualized salary, with a maximum bonus of 200% of annualized salary, as determined by the Compensation and Benefits Committee of Charter’s Board of Directors. Performance criteria shall not include Charter’s stock trading price, and may include revenue, ARPU, RGU, OCF, new product growth operational improvements, and/or such other metrics as the Compensation and Benefits Committee shall determine. Under Charter’s Long-Term Incentive Plan he received options to purchase 3,333,333 shares of Class A common stock, exercisable for 10 years, with annual vesting of one-third of the grant in each of the three years from the employment date; a performance share award for a maximum of 4,123,720 shares of Class A common stock, one third of which can be earned in each of three one year performance periods starting January 2006; and a restricted stock award of 1,562,500 shares of Class A common stock, with annual vesting over three years following employment date. In addition, Mr. Smit received another restricted stock award for 1,250,000 shares of Class A common stock vesting on the first anniversary of his employment date. He is eligible for other or additional long-term incentives in the sole discretion of the Compensation and Benefits Committee and/or the Board, including additional stock option grants and restricted stock option awards. The Company has agreed to pay or reimburse him for professional fees he incurs in connection with financial counseling, estate planning, tax preparation and the like, up to a maximum of $15,000 for each calendar year during the Employment Agreement. Mr. Smit receives employee benefits and perquisites consistent with those made generally available to other senior executives.
 
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