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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form S-4 on 01/25/2000
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                          FALCON COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.
                   (SUCCESSOR TO FALCON HOLDING GROUP, L.P.)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
partners, and for grants in subsequent years by an appraisal. Benefits are
payable under the New FCLP Incentive Plan only when distributions would
otherwise be payable to equity holders of FCLP. An initial grant of 100,000
units representing 2.75% of the equity of FCLP in excess of the equity base was
approved and will be allocated to the participants in the Plan. There is a
five-year vesting requirement for all participants.
 
NOTE 9 -- RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     The Partnership is a separate, stand-alone holding company which employs
all of the management personnel. The Partnership is financially dependent on the
receipt of permitted payments from its operating subsidiaries, management and
consulting fees from domestic cable ventures, and the reimbursement of specified
expenses by certain of the Affiliated Partnerships to fund its operations.
Expected increases in the funding requirements of the Partnership combined with
limitations on its sources of cash may create liquidity issues for the
Partnership in the future. Specifically, the Amended and Restated Credit
Agreement and, subsequently, the New Credit Facility, permitted the subsidiaries
of the Partnership to remit to the Partnership no more than 4.25% of their net
cable revenues, as defined, in any year, effective July 12, 1996. Beginning on
January 1, 1999, this limitation was increased to 4.5% of net cable revenues in
any year. As a result of the 1998 acquisition by the Partnership of the Falcon
Classic and Falcon Video Systems, the Partnership will no longer receive
management fees and reimbursed expenses from Falcon Classic or receive
management fees from Falcon Video. Commencing on October 1, 1998, FHGLP retains
20% of the management fees paid by the Enstar partnerships. The management fees
earned from the Enstar partnerships were $1.9 million, $2 million and $1.9
million for the years ended December 31, 1996, 1997 and 1998, respectively.
 
     The management and consulting fees and expense reimbursements earned from
the Affiliated Partnerships amounted to approximately $6.3 million and $3.7
million, $5.2 million and $2.1 million and $3.7 million and $1.5 million for the
years ended December 31, 1996, 1997 and 1998, respectively. The fees and expense
reimbursements of $6.3 million and $3.7 million earned in 1996 included $1.5
million and $1 million earned from FCSC from January 1, 1996 through July 11,
1996. The fees and expense reimbursements of $3.7 million and $1.5 million
earned in 1998 included $191,000 and $128,000 earned from Falcon Classic from
January 1, 1998 through July 16, 1998, and $1.2 million in management fees from
Falcon Video from January 1, 1998 through September 30, 1998. Subsequent to
these acquisitions, the amounts payable to the Partnership in respect of its
management of the former FCSC, Falcon Classic and Falcon Video Systems became
subject to the limitations contained in the Amended and Restated Credit
Agreement and, subsequently, the New Credit Facility.
 
     Receivables from the Affiliated Partnerships for services and
reimbursements described above amounted to approximately $11.3 million and $2.3
million (which, in 1997, included $7.5 million of notes receivable from the
Enstar partnerships) at December 31, 1997 and 1998.
 
     Included in Commitments and Contingencies (Note 7) are two facility lease
agreements with the Partnership's Chief Executive Officer and his wife, or
entities owned by them, requiring annual future minimum rental payments
aggregating $2.1 million through 2001, one facility being assumed by a
subsidiary as part of the assets acquired on July 12, 1996 from FCSC. That
subsidiary acquired the property in February 1999 for $282,500, a price
determined by two independent appraisals. During the years ended December 31,
1996, 1997 and 1998 rent expense on the first facility amounted to $397,000,
$383,000 and $416,000, respectively. The rent paid for the second facility for
the period July 12, 1996 through December 31, 1996 amounted to
 
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