NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
controlled by affiliates of Kelso and managed by Charter. The Plan permits the
granting of up to 1,000,000 units, of which 705,000 were outstanding at December
31, 1997. Unless otherwise provided in a particular instance, units vest at a
rate of 20% per annum. The Plan entitles participants to receive payment of the
appreciated unit value for vested units, upon the occurrence of certain events
specified in the Plan (i.e. change in control, employee termination) The units
do not represent a right to an equity interest to any entities within the CCA
Group. Compensation expense is based on the appreciated unit value and is
amortized over the vesting period.
As a result of the acquisition of Charter and the Company, the Plan will be
terminated and all amounts will be paid by Charter in 1999. For the period from
January 1, 1998, through December 23, 1998, the Company recorded $5,684 of
expense, included in management fees, and a contribution from Charter related to
the Appreciation Rights Plan.
16. ACCOUNTING STANDARD NOT YET IMPLEMENTED:
In June 1998, the Financial Accounting Standards Board adopted SFAS No.
133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities." SFAS No.
133 establishes accounting and reporting standards requiring that every
derivative instrument (including certain derivative instruments embedded in
other contracts) be recorded in the balance sheet as either an asset or
liability measured at its fair value and that changes in the derivative's fair
value be recognized currently in earnings unless specific hedge accounting
criteria are met. Special accounting for qualifying hedges allows a derivative's
gains and losses to offset related results on the hedged item in the income
statement, and requires that a company must formally document, designate and
assess the effectiveness of transactions that receive hedge accounting. SFAS No.
133 is effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 1999. The Company has
not yet quantified the impacts of adopting SFAS No. 133 on its consolidated
financial statements nor has it determined the timing or method of its adoption
of SFAS No. 133. However, SFAS No. 133 could increase volatility in earnings
17. SUBSEQUENT EVENT:
Subsequent to December 23, 1998, CCA Holdings, CCT Holdings and CC-LB
converted to limited liability companies and are now known as CCA Holdings LLC,
CCT Holdings LLC and Charter Communications Long Beach, LLC, respectively.