Altice USA Uses in Definitions Clause

Definitions from Incentive Compensation Plan

Definitions. For purposes of the Plan, the following capitalized words shall have the meanings set forth below: Affiliate means any subsidiary and any person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, the Company. Award means an award granted pursuant to the Plan, the payment of which shall be contingent on the attainment of Performance Targets with respect to a Performance Period, as determined by the Committee pursuant to Section 6(a). Base Salary means the Participants annualized rate of base salary on the last day of the Performance Period before (i) deductions for taxes or benefits and (ii) deferrals of compensation pursuant to any Company or Affiliate-sponsored plans. Board means the Board of Directors of the Company, as constituted from time to time. Change in Control has the meaning set forth in the Altice USA 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan. Code means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, including any regulations or authoritative guidance promulgated thereunder and successor provisions thereto. Committee means the Board or, if delegated by the Board, the Compensation Committee of the Board, any successor committee thereto, or any other committee appointed from time to time by the Board to administer the Plan. For purposes of the Plan, reference to the Committee shall be deemed to refer to any subcommittee, subcommittees, or other persons or groups of persons to whom the Committee delegates authority pursuant to Section 3(d). Company means Altice USA, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and any successor thereto. Effective Date means the business day immediately prior to the effective date of the first registration statement that is filed by the Company and declared effective pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to any class of the Companys equity securities. Maximum Award means as to any Participant for any Plan Year, $3,000,000. Participant means those officers of the Company who are selected by the Committee to receive an Award for the Plan Year. Performance Criteria means a goal or goals established by the Committee and measured over a Performance Period. To the extent that an Award is intended to constitute qualified performance-based compensation under Section 162(m), the Performance Criteria with respect to such Award shall be related to measures of one or more of the criteria listed below. Such criteria may be determined by reference to the performance of the Company, Altice N.V., an Affiliate or a business unit, product or service thereof or any combination of the foregoing. Such criteria may also be measured on a per customer, subscriber, homes passed, basic or diluted share basis or any combination of the foregoing and may reflect absolute performance, incremental performance or comparative performance to other companies (or their products or services) determined on a gross, net, GAAP or non-GAAP basis, with respect to one or more of the following: net or operating income or other measures of profit; measures of revenue; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA); cash flow, free cash flow, adjusted operating cash flow and similar measures; return on equity, investment, assets or capital; gross or operating margins or savings; performance relative to budget, forecast or market expectations; market share or penetration, subscriber or customer acquisition or retention, ratings or viewership; operating metrics relating to sales, installations or customer service or satisfaction; capital spending management, network upgrades or product or service deployments; a specified increase in the fair market value of the Companys common stock or that of Altice N.V.; a specified increase in the private market value of the Company; the price of the Companys common stock or that of Altice N.V.; earnings per share; and/or total shareholder return. The Performance Criteria shall be subject to adjustment by the Committee to remove the effect of charges for restructurings, discontinued operations and all items of gain, loss or expense determined to be unusual in nature or infrequent in occurrence, related to the disposal of a segment or a business, or related to a change in accounting principle or otherwise. With respect to Awards that are not intended to constitute qualified performance-based compensation under Section 162(m), the Committee may establish Performance Targets based on any Performance Criteria or no Performance Criteria as it deems appropriate. Performance Targets means the goals selected by the Committee, in its discretion, to be applicable to a Participant for any Performance Period. Performance Targets shall be based upon one or more Performance Criteria. Performance Targets may include a threshold level of performance below which no Award will be paid and levels of performance at which specified percentages of the Tar