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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1 on 07/28/1999
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                          RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
                               DECEMBER 31, 1998
                       (ALL DOLLAR AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS)
 
and for commitment fees of  1/2% on the unused portion of the revolver. The
effective interest rate, including commitment fees and amortization of related
deferred financing costs and the interest-rate cap, for the year ended December
31, 1998 was 8.82%.
 
     On April 9, 1998, $110,000 was borrowed under the Credit Agreement's
Tranche A and B Term Loans. On June 23, 1998, $7,500 was repaid resulting in
$102,500 of outstanding Tranche A and B Term Loans as of December 31, 1998.
 
     As of December 31, 1998, the Company had unrestricted use of the $40,000
revolver. No borrowings had been made by the Company under the revolver through
that date.
 
     Annual maturities of borrowings under the Credit Agreement for the years
ending December 31 are as follows:
 

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<S>                                                             <C>
1999........................................................    $    776
2000........................................................       1,035
2001........................................................       2,701
2002........................................................       9,506
2003........................................................      11,590
2004........................................................      11,590
Thereafter..................................................      65,302
                                                                --------
                                                                 102,500
Less: Current portion.......................................        (776)
                                                                --------
                                                                $101,724
                                                                ========
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     The Credit Agreement and the Indenture pursuant to which the Notes were
issued contain restrictive covenants on the Company and subsidiaries regarding
additional indebtedness, investment guarantees, loans, acquisitions, dividends
and merger or sale of the subsidiaries and require the maintenance of certain
financial ratios.
 
     Total interest cost incurred for the year ended December 31, 1998,
including commitment fees and amortization of deferred financing and
interest-rate cap costs was $14,358, net of capitalized interest of $42.
 
5.  INTEREST RATE-CAP AGREEMENT
 
     The Company purchases interest-rate cap agreements that are designed to
limit its exposure to increasing interest rates and are designated to its
floating rate debt. The strike price of these agreements exceeds the current
market levels at the time they are entered into. The interest rate indices
specified by the agreements have been and are expected to be highly correlated
with the interest rates the Company incurs on its floating rate debt. Payments
to be received as a result of the specified interest rate index exceeding the
strike price are accrued in other assets and are recognized as a reduction of
interest expense (the accrual accounting method). The cost of these agreements
is included in other assets and amortized to interest expense ratably during the
life of the agreement. Upon termination of an interest-rate cap agreement, any
gain is deferred in other liabilities and amortized over the remaining term of
the original contractual life of the agreement as a reduction of interest
expense.
 
     On December 1, 1997, the Company purchased an interest-rate cap agreement
from Morgan Stanley Capital Services Inc. The carrying value as of December 31,
1998 was $47. The fair value
 
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