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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1 on 07/28/1999
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          CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDING COMPANY, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
8.  RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS:
 
     Charter provides management services to the Company including centralized
customer billing services, data processing and related support, benefits
administration and coordination of insurance coverage and self-insurance
programs for medical, dental and workers' compensation claims. Actual costs of
certain services are charged directly to the Company and are included in
operating costs. Such costs totaled $128 for the period from December 24, 1998,
through December 31, 1998. All other costs incurred by Charter on behalf of the
Company are recorded as expenses in the accompanying consolidated financial
statements and are included in corporate expense charges -- related party.
Management believes that costs incurred by Charter on the Company's behalf and
included in the accompanying financial statements are not materially different
than costs the Company would have incurred as a stand alone entity.
 
     Charter utilizes a combination of excess insurance coverage and
self-insurance programs for its medical, dental and workers' compensation
claims. Charges are made to the Company as determined by independent actuaries
at the present value of the actuarially computed present and future liabilities
for such benefits. Medical coverage provides for $2,435 aggregate stop loss
protection and a loss limitation of $100 per person per year. Workers'
compensation coverage provides for $800 aggregate stop loss protection and a
loss limitation of $150 per person per year.
 
     The Company is charged a management fee based on percentages of revenues or
a flat fee plus additional fees based on percentages of operating cash flows, as
stipulated in the management agreements between Charter and the operating
subsidiaries. To the extent management fees charged to the Company are
greater(less) than the corporate expenses incurred by Charter, the Company will
record distributions to(capital contributions from) Charter. For the period from
December 24, 1998, through December 31, 1998, the management fee charged to the
Company approximated the corporate expenses incurred by Charter on behalf of the
Company. As of December 31, 1998, management fees currently payable of $7,675
are included in payables to manager of cable television systems-related party.
Beginning in 1999, the management fee will be based on 3.5% of revenues as
permitted by the new debt agreements of the Company (see Note 12).
 
     The payable to related party represents the reimbursement of costs incurred
by Paul G. Allen in connection with the acquisition of Marcus by Paul G. Allen.
 
9.  COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:
 
  Leases
 
     The Company leases certain facilities and equipment under noncancelable
operating leases. Leases and rental costs charged to expense for the period from
December 24, 1998, through December 31, 1998, were $144. Future minimum lease
payments are as follows:
 

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1999........................................................  $5,898
2000........................................................   4,070
2001........................................................   3,298
2002........................................................   1,305
2003........................................................     705
Thereafter..................................................   3,395
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     The Company also rents utility poles in its operations. Generally, pole
rentals are cancelable on short notice, but the Company anticipates that such
rentals will recur. Rent expense incurred
 
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