Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
December 30, 2021 (December 23, 2021)
Altice USA, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification Number)
1 Court Square West
Long Island City,New York11101
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(516) 803-2300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share ATUSNew York Stock Exchange

Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On December 23, 2021, the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Altice USA, Inc. (the "Company") approved grants of equity awards to the Company’s named executive officers, with a grant date of December 29, 2021. These awards were made pursuant to the Altice USA Amended and Restated 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) and an amendment to the Plan (the “Amendment”), approved by the Board in December 2021, that would increase the number of shares of Class A common stock of the Company (each a “Share”) authorized for issuance under the Plan. The awards are contingent on shareholder approval of the Amendment at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of shareholders.
The Committee approved grants to the named executive officers consisting of a combination of stock options and restricted stock units (“RSUs”) that vest over three years based on continued service. Dexter Goei, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, was granted 2,945,990 stock options and 1,140,684 RSUs; Michael Grau, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, was granted 797,872 stock options and 308,935 RSUs; Michael Olsen, the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, was granted 552,373 stock options and 213,878 RSUs and Colleen Schmidt, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources, was granted 368,249 stock options and 142,586 RSUs. The stock options have an exercise price of $15.78 (equal to the volume weighted average trading price of a Share as reported on by the New York Stock Exchange for the 30‑day period immediately preceding the grant date). One-third of the stock options and RSUs will vest on each of December 29, 2022, 2023 and 2024, respectively, provided that the recipient continues to provide services to the Company on the applicable vesting date.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description
Altice USA 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan, Form of Nonqualified Stock Option Award Agreement
Altice USA 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan, Form of Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: December 30, 2021By:/s/ Michael E. Olsen
Michael E. Olsen
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary