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S-4
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form S-4 on 04/30/1999
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incurred by a Restricted Subsidiary of the Company as of such date and, if such
Indebtedness is not permitted to be incurred as of such date under the covenant
described under the caption "Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of
Preferred Stock," the Company shall be in default of such covenant. The Board of
Directors of the Company may at any time designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary
to be a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that such designation shall be deemed to
be an incurrence of Indebtedness by a Restricted Subsidiary of the Company of
any outstanding Indebtedness of such Unrestricted Subsidiary and such
designation shall only be permitted if (1) such Indebtedness is permitted under
the covenant described under the caption "Certain Covenants -- Incurrence of
Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred Stock," calculated on a pro forma basis
as if such designation had occurred at the beginning of the four-quarter
reference period; and (2) no Default or Event of Default would be in existence
following such designation.
 
     "VOTING STOCK" of any Person as of any date means the Capital Stock of such
Person that is at the time entitled to vote in the election of the board of
directors of such Person.
 
     "WEIGHTED AVERAGE LIFE TO MATURITY" means, when applied to any Indebtedness
at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing:
 
          (1) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (a) the amount of
     each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other
     required payments of principal, including payment at final maturity, in
     respect thereof, by (b) the number of years (calculated to the nearest
     one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such
     payment; by
 
          (2) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness.
 
     "WHOLLY OWNED RESTRICTED SUBSIDIARY" of any Person means a Restricted
Subsidiary of such Person all of the outstanding Capital Stock or other
ownership interests of which (other than directors' qualifying shares) shall at
the time be owned by such Person and/or by one or more Wholly Owned Restricted
Subsidiaries of such Person.
 
                       CERTAIN FEDERAL TAX CONSIDERATIONS
 
CERTAIN UNITED STATES FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS
 
     The following summary describes certain United States federal income tax
consequences of the Exchange Offer to a holder of Original Notes that is an
individual citizen or resident of the United States or a United States
corporation that purchased the Original Notes pursuant to their original issue
(a "U.S. Holder"). Except where noted, the summary deals only with Original
Notes or Exchange Notes held as capital assets within the meaning of section
1221 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") by U.S.
Holders, and does not deal with special situations, such as those of
broker-dealers, tax-exempt organizations, individual retirement accounts and
other tax deferred accounts, financial institutions, insurance companies, or
persons holding Notes as part of a hedging or conversion transaction or a
straddle. Furthermore, the discussion below is based upon the provisions of the
Code and regulations, rulings and judicial decisions thereunder as of the date
hereof, and such authorities may be repealed, revoked, or modified, possibly
with retroactive effect, so as to result in United States federal income tax
consequences different from those discussed below. In addition, except as
otherwise indicated, the following does not consider the effect of any
applicable foreign, state, local or other tax laws or estate or gift tax
considerations.
 
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