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TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC filed this Form 424B5 on 11/30/2016
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U.S. Holders

This section applies to you if you are a “U.S. Holder”. A “U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of a note that is, for U.S. Federal income tax purposes:


    a citizen or resident of the United States;


    a corporation (or other entity treated as a corporation for U.S. Federal income tax purposes) created or organized in or under the laws of the United States or any political subdivision of the United States; or


    an estate or trust the income of which is subject to U.S. Federal income taxation regardless of its source.

Payments of Interest

Stated interest on the notes will be taxable to you as ordinary income at the time it is paid or accrued in accordance with your method of accounting for U.S. Federal income tax purposes.

Sale, Exchange, Redemption or Other Taxable Disposition of Notes

Upon the sale, exchange, redemption or other taxable disposition of a note, you will recognize taxable gain or loss equal to the difference between the amount realized on such taxable disposition (except to the extent any amount realized is attributable to accrued but unpaid interest, which is treated as interest as described above) and your adjusted tax basis in such note. A U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in a note generally will equal the cost of such note to such holder.

Gain or loss recognized on the taxable disposition of a note generally will be capital gain or loss, and will be long-term capital gain or loss if, at the time of such taxable disposition, the U.S. Holder’s holding period for such note is more than 12 months. Long-term capital gains of non-corporate U.S. Holders are generally subject to a reduced rate of taxation. The deductibility of capital losses by U.S. Holders is subject to certain limitations.

Information Reporting and Backup Withholding

In general, information reporting requirements will apply to certain payments of principal, premium (if any) and interest on and the proceeds of certain sales of the notes unless you are an exempt recipient. Backup withholding (currently at a rate of 28%) will apply to such payments if you fail to provide your taxpayer identification number or certification of exempt status or have been notified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) that payments to you are subject to backup withholding.

Any amounts withheld under the backup withholding rules will generally be allowed as a refund or a credit against your U.S. Federal income tax liability, provided that you furnish the required information to the IRS on a timely basis.

Non-U.S. Holders

This section applies to you if you are a “Non-U.S. Holder”. A “Non-U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of a note that is not a U.S. Holder or a partnership for U.S. Federal income tax purposes.

Payments of Interest

Subject to the discussion below regarding backup withholding and FATCA (as defined below), payments of principal and interest on the notes generally will not be subject to U.S. withholding taxes, provided that you meet one of the following requirements:



The interest income on the notes is not effectively connected with your conduct of a trade or business in the United States and you provide a completed Form W-8BEN or Form W-8BEN-E (or an