BRESNAN COMMUNICATIONS GROUP LLC
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
SEPTEMBER 30, 1999
course of business, expiring leases will be renewed or replaced by leases on the
same or other properties.
During 1999, BCG has continued enterprise-wide comprehensive efforts to
assess and remediate its respective computer systems and related software and
equipment to ensure such systems, software and equipment recognize, process and
store information in the year 2000 and thereafter. Such year 2000 remediation
efforts include an assessment of its most critical systems, such as customer
service and billing systems, headends and other cable plant, business support
operations, and other equipment and facilities. BCG also continued its efforts
to verify the year 2000 readiness of its significant suppliers and vendors and
continued to communicate with significant business partners and affiliates to
assess affiliates' year 2000 status.
BCG formed a year 2000 program management team to organize and manage its
year 2000 remediation efforts. The program management team is responsible for
overseeing, coordinating and reporting on its respective year 2000 remediation
During 1999, the project management team continued its surveys of
significant third-party vendors and suppliers whose systems, services or
products are important to its operations (e.g., suppliers of addressable
controllers and set-top boxes, and the provider of billing services). BCG has
instituted a verification process to determine the vendors' year 2000 readiness.
Such verification includes, as deemed necessary, reviewing vendors' test and
other data and engaging in regular conferences with vendors' year 2000 teams.
BCG is also requiring testing to validate the year 2000 compliance of certain
critical products and services. The year 2000 readiness of such providers is
critical to continued provision of cable service.
The failure to correct a material year 2000 problem could result in an
interruption or failure of certain important business operations. There can be
no assurance that the systems of BCG or the systems of other companies on which
they rely will be converted in time, or that any such failure to convert by BCG
or other companies will not have a material adverse effect on the financial
position, results of operations or cash flows of BCG.
(6) PROPOSED SALE OF THE COMPANY
In June 1999, the Partners of BCCLP entered into an agreement to sell all
of their partnership interests in BCCLP to Charter Communications Holding
Company, LLC for a purchase price of approximately $3.1 billion in cash and
equity which will be reduced by the assumption of BCCLP's debt at closing. BCCLP
anticipates that this transaction will close in the first half of 2000. (See
Note 3 "Debt" for discussion of the impact on outstanding indebtedness).