CHARTERCOMM HOLDINGS, L.P.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
termination). The units do not represent a right to an equity interest in
CharterComm Holdings. 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 Partnership, the Plan was
terminated, all outstanding units became 100% vested and all amounts were paid
by Charter in 1999. For the period from January 1, 1998, through December 23,
1998, the Partnership recorded $4,920 of expense, included in management fees,
and a contribution from Charter related to the Appreciation Rights Plan.
15. 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 Partnership
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
16. SUBSEQUENT EVENT:
Subsequent to December 31, 1998, CharterComm Holdings, L.P. and all of its
subsidiaries converted to limited liability companies and are now known as
CharterComm Holdings LLC and subsidiaries.