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S-4/A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form S-4/A on 08/27/1999
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     The amount of original issue discount attributable to each accrual period
will be equal to the product of
 
   
     (1) the "adjusted issue price" at the beginning of such accrual period, and
    
 
     (2) the "yield to maturity" of the instrument, stated in a manner
appropriately taking into account the length of the accrual period.
 
     The yield to maturity is the discount rate that, when used in computing the
present value of all payments to be made under the 9.920% notes, produces an
amount equal to the issue price of such notes. The adjusted issue price of such
a note at the beginning of an accrual period is generally defined as the issue
price of such note plus the aggregate amount of original issue discount that
accrued in all prior accrual periods, less any cash payments made on the 9.920%
notes. Accordingly, a U.S. holder of such a note will be required to include
original issue discount in gross income for United States federal income tax
purposes in advance of the receipt of cash attributable to such income. The
amount of original issue discount allocable to an initial short accrual period
may be computed using any reasonable method if all other accrual periods, other
than a final short accrual period, are of equal length. The amount of original
issue discount allocable to the final accrual period at maturity of a 9.920%
note is the difference between
 
   
     (A) the amount payable at the maturity of such note, and
    
 
     (B) such note's adjusted issue price as of the beginning of the final
accrual period.
 
     Payments on the 9.920% notes, including principal and stated interest
payments, are not separately included in a U.S. holder's income. Such payments
are treated first as payments of accrued original issue discount to the extent
of such accrued original issue discount and the excess as payments of principal,
which reduce the U.S. holder's adjusted tax basis in such notes.
 
EFFECT OF MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL REDEMPTION ON ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT
 
   
     In the event of a change of control, we will be required to offer to redeem
all of the notes, at redemption prices specified elsewhere in this prospectus.
If we receive net proceeds from one or more equity offerings, we may, at our
option, use all or a portion of such net proceeds to redeem in the aggregate up
to 35% of the aggregate principal amount at maturity of the 8.625% notes and up
to 35% of the aggregate principal amount at maturity of the 9.920% notes,
provided that at least 65% of the aggregate principal amount of the 8.625% notes
and of the aggregate principal amount at maturity of the 9.920% notes remain
outstanding after each such redemption. Computation of the yield and maturity of
the notes is not affected by such redemption rights and obligations if, based on
all the facts and circumstances as of March 17, 1999, the stated payment
schedule of the notes, that does not reflect the change of control event or
equity offering event, is significantly more likely than not to occur. We have
determined that, based on all of the facts and circumstances as of the issue
date, it is significantly more likely than not that the notes will be paid
according to their stated schedule.
    
 
     We may redeem the 8.625% notes and the 9.920% notes, in whole or in part,
at any time on or after April 1, 2004, at redemption prices specified plus
accrued and unpaid stated interest, if any, on the notes so redeemed but
excluding the date of redemption. The United States Treasury Regulations contain
rules for determining the "maturity date" and the stated redemption price at
maturity of an instrument that may be redeemed prior to its stated maturity date
at the option of the issuer. Under United States Treasury Regulations, solely
for the purposes of the accrual of original issue discount, it is assumed that
an issuer will exercise any option to redeem a debt instrument if such exercise
would lower the yield
 
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