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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form S-4 on 01/25/2000
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                       AVALON CABLE LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The Merger agreement between Michigan Holdings and Avalon Cable of
Michigan, Inc. permitted Avalon Cable of Michigan, Inc. to agree to acquire the
1,822,810 shares (approximately 38% of the outstanding stock) of Mercom that it
did not own (the "Mercom Acquisition"). On September 10, 1998 Avalon Cable of
Michigan, Inc. and Mercom entered into a definitive agreement (the "Mercom
Merger Agreement") providing for the acquisition by Avalon Cable of Michigan,
Inc. of all of such shares at a price of $12.00 per share. Avalon Cable of
Michigan, Inc. completed this acquisition in March 1999. The total estimated
consideration payable in conjunction with the Mercom Acquisition, excluding fees
and expenses was $21,900.
 
     In March 1999, Avalon Michigan acquired the cable television systems of
Nova Cablevision, Inc., Nova Cablevision VI, L.P. and Nova Cablevision VII, L.P.
for approximately $7,800, excluding transaction fees.
 
     On May 29, 1998, the Company acquired certain assets of Amrac Clear View, A
Limited Partnership ("Amrac") for consideration of $8,124, including acquisition
costs of $589. The acquisition was accounted for using the purchase method of
accounting. Accordingly, the consideration was allocated to the net assets
acquired based on the fair market values at the date of acquisition as
determined through the use of an independent appraisal. The excess of the
consideration paid over the estimated fair market value of the net assets
acquired, or goodwill, was $256.
 
     On July 21, 1998, the Company acquired certain assets and liabilities from
Pegasus Cable Television, Inc. and Pegasus Cable Television of Connecticut, Inc.
(collectively, "Pegasus") for consideration of $30,467, including acquisition
costs of $175. The acquisition was accounted for using the purchase method of
accounting. Accordingly, the consideration was allocated to the net assets
acquired based on the fair market values at the date of acquisition as
determined through use of an independent appraisal. The excess of the
consideration paid over the estimated fair market value of the net assets
acquired, or goodwill, was $977.
 
     Unaudited pro forma results of operations of the Company for the year ended
December 31, 1998, as if the Merger and acquisitions occurred on January 1,
1998.
 

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                                                              DECEMBER 31,
                                                                  1998
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                                                              (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                                           <C>
Revenues....................................................    $ 96,751
                                                                ========
Loss from operations........................................    $ (5,292)
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Net loss....................................................    $(22,365)
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     In September 1998, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to
purchase all of the cable systems of Taconic Technology Corporation ("Taconic")
for approximately $8,525 (excluding transaction fees). As of December 31, 1998,
the Company incurred $41 of transaction costs related to the acquisition of
Taconic. This merger is expected to close in the second quarter of 1999.
 
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