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S-4/A
RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4/A on 08/28/1998
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  Except as provided in this Instruction 7, it will not be necessary for
transfer tax stamps to be affixed to the Old Notes listed in this Letter of
Transmittal.
 
  8. Tax Identification Number. Under the federal income tax laws, payments
that may be made by the Obligors and the Guarantor on account of New Notes
issued pursuant to the Exchange Offer may be subject to backup withholding at
the rate of 31%. In order to avoid such backup withholding, each tendering
Holder should complete and sign the Substitute Form W-9 included in this
Letter of Transmittal and either (a) provide the correct taxpayer
identification number ("TIN") and certify, under penalties of perjury, that
the TIN provided is correct and that (i) the Holder has not been notified by
the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") that the Holder is subject to backup
withholding as a result of failure to report all interest or dividends or (ii)
the IRS has notified the Holder that the Holder is no longer subject to backup
withholding; or (b) provide an adequate basis for exemption. If the tendering
Holder has not been issued a TIN and has applied for one, or intends to apply
for one in the near future, such holder should write "Applied For" in the
space provided for the TIN in Part I of the Substitute Form W-9, sign and date
the Substitute Form W-9 and sign the Certificate of Payee Awaiting Taxpayer
Identification Number. If "Applied For" is written in Part I, the Obligors and
the Guarantor (or the Exchange Agent with respect to the New Notes or a broker
or custodian) may still withhold 31% of the amount of any payments made on
account of the New Notes until the Holder furnishes the Obligors and the
Guarantor or the Exchange Agent with respect to the New Notes, broker or
custodian with its TIN. In general, if a Holder is an individual, the taxpayer
identification number is the Social Security number of such individual. If the
Exchange Agent or the Obligors and the Guarantor are not provided with the
correct TIN, the Holder may be subject to a $50 penalty imposed by the IRS.
Certain Holders (including, among others, all corporations and certain foreign
individuals) are not subject to these backup withholding and reporting
requirements. In order for a foreign individual to qualify as an exempt
recipient, such Holder must submit a statement (generally, IRS Form W-8),
signed under penalties of perjury, attesting to that individual's exempt
status. Such statements can be obtained from the Exchange Agent.
 
  Failure to complete the Substitute Form W-9 will not, by itself, cause Old
Notes to be deemed invalidly tendered, but may require the Obligors and the
Guarantor or the Exchange Agent with respect to the New Notes, broker or
custodian to withhold 31% of the amount of any payments made on account of the
New Notes. Backup withholding is not an additional federal income tax. Rather,
the federal income tax liability of a person subject to backup withholding
will be reduced by the amount of tax withheld. If withholding results in an
overpayment of taxes, a refund may be obtained from the IRS.
 
  9. Validity of Tenders. All questions as to the validity, form, eligibility
(including time of receipt), and acceptance of tendered Old Notes will be
determined by the Obligors and the Guarantor, in their sole discretion, which
determination will be final and binding. The Obligors and the Guarantor
reserve the right to reject any and all Old Notes not validly tendered or any
Old Notes, the acceptance of which would, in the opinion of the Obligors and
the Guarantor or their counsel, be unlawful. The Obligors and the Guarantor
also reserve the right to waive any conditions of the Exchange Offer or
defects or irregularities in tenders of Notes as to any ineligibility of any
Holder who seeks to tender Old Notes in the Exchange Offer. The interpretation
of the terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer (including this Letter of
Transmittal and the instructions hereto) by the Obligors and the Guarantor
shall be final and binding on all parties. Unless waived, any defects or
irregularities in connection with tenders of Old Notes must be cured within
such time as the Obligors and the Guarantor shall determine. The Obligors and
the Guarantor will use reasonable efforts to give notification of defects or
irregularities with respect to tenders of Old Notes, but shall not incur any
liability for failure to give such notification.
 
  10. Waiver of Conditions. The Obligors and the Guarantor reserve the
absolute right to amend, waive, or modify specified conditions in the Exchange
Offer in the case of any tendered Old Notes.
 
  11. No Conditional Tender. No alternative, conditional, irregular, or
contingent tender of Old Notes will be accepted.
 
  12. Mutilated, Lost, Stolen, or Destroyed Old Notes. Any tendering Holder
whose Old Notes have been mutilated, lost, stolen, or destroyed should contact
the Exchange Agent at the address indicated above for further instructions.
 
  13. Requests for Assistance or Additional Copies. Questions and requests for
assistance and requests for additional copies of the Prospectus may be
directed to the Exchange Agent at the address set forth on the first page of
this Letter of Transmittal. Holders may also contact their broker, dealer,
commercial bank, trust company, or other nominee for assistance concerning the
Exchange Offer.
 
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