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     Capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in
the Indenture referred to below unless otherwise indicated.

         1. INTEREST. Charter Communications Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited
liability company (the "Company"), and Charter Communications Holdings Capital
Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("Charter Capital" and, together with the
Company, the "Issuers"), promise to pay interest on the principal amount of this
Note at the rate of 10.00% per annum from January 12, 2000 until maturity. The
interest rate on the Notes is subject to increase pursuant to the provisions of
the Registration Rights Agreement. The Issuers will pay interest semi-annually
in arrears on April 1 and October 1 of each year (each an "Interest Payment
Date"), or if any such day is not a Business Day, on the next succeeding
Business Day. Interest on the Notes will accrue from the most recent date to
which interest has been paid or, if no interest has been paid, from the date of
issuance; provided that if there is no existing Default in the payment of
interest, and if this Note is authenticated between a record date referred to on
the face and the next succeeding Interest Payment Date, interest shall accrue
from such next succeeding Interest Payment Date; provided, further, that the
first Interest Payment Date shall be April 1, 2000. The Issuers shall pay
interest (including post-petition interest in any proceeding under any
Bankruptcy Law) on overdue principal and premium, if any, from time to time on
demand at a rate that is 1% per annum in excess of the rate then in effect; they
shall pay interest (including post-petition interest in any proceeding under any
Bankruptcy Law) on overdue installments of interest (without regard to any
applicable grace periods) from time to time on demand at the same rate to the
extent lawful. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of
twelve 30-day months.

         2. METHOD OF PAYMENT. The Issuers shall pay interest on the Notes
(except defaulted interest) to the Persons who are registered Holders of Notes
at the close of business on the March 15 or September 15 next preceding the
Interest Payment Date, even if such Notes are canceled after such record date
and on or before such Interest Payment Date, except as provided in Section 2.12
of the Indenture with respect to defaulted interest. The Notes will be payable
as to principal, premium, if any, and interest at the office or agency of the
Issuers maintained for such purpose within or without the City and State of New
York, or, at the option of the Issuers, payment of interest may be made by check
mailed to the Holders at their addresses set forth in the register of Holders,
and provided that payment by wire transfer of immediately available funds will
be required with respect to principal of and interest and premium on all Global
Notes and all other Notes the Holders of which shall have provided wire transfer
instructions to the Issuers or the Paying Agent. Such payment shall be in such
coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is
legal tender for payment of public and private debts.