Print Page  Close Window

SEC Filings

S-1/A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 09/28/1999
Entire Document
 
<PAGE>   30
 
   
Charter Communications, Inc. or Charter Communications Holding Company, we
cannot assure you that he would continue as Chairman of Charter Communications,
Inc.'s board of directors or otherwise participate in our management. The
disposition by Mr. Allen or any of his affiliates of their equity interests or
the loss of his services could adversely affect our growth, financial condition
and results of operations, or adversely impact the market price of the Class A
common stock.
    
 
THE FAILURE TO OBTAIN NECESSARY REGULATORY APPROVALS, OR TO SATISFY OTHER
CLOSING CONDITIONS, COULD IMPEDE THE CONSUMMATION OF A PENDING ACQUISITION. THIS
WOULD PREVENT OR DELAY OUR STRATEGY TO EXPAND OUR BUSINESS AND INCREASE
REVENUES.
 
     Our pending acquisitions are subject to federal, state and local regulatory
approvals. We cannot assure you that we will be able to obtain any necessary
approvals. These pending acquisitions are also subject to a number of other
closing conditions. We cannot assure you as to when, or if, each such
acquisition will be consummated. Any delay, prohibition or modification could
adversely affect the terms of a pending acquisition or could require us to
abandon an otherwise attractive opportunity and possibly forfeit earnest money.
 
OUR PENDING ACQUISITIONS MAY NOT BE CONSUMMATED AND IF NOT CONSUMMATED, OUR
MANAGEMENT WILL HAVE BROAD DISCRETION WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS
ALLOCATED TO SUCH ACQUISITIONS.
 
     The consummation of each of our pending acquisitions is subject to a number
of conditions. If these conditions are not materially met, the relevant
acquisition may not be consummated. We cannot assure you that any or all of
these acquisitions will be consummated on the terms described in this
prospectus, or at all. This offering is not contingent or in any way dependent
on the consummation of any or all of these acquisitions. If any of these
acquisitions is not consummated, a significant portion of the net proceeds from
the offering will not be designated for a specific use. In these circumstances,
our management will have broad discretion with respect to the use of the
proceeds of the offering and you will not have the opportunity, as part of your
investment decision, to assess whether the proceeds are being used
appropriately.
 
WE OPERATE IN A VERY COMPETITIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT
OUR BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS.
 
     The industry in which we operate is highly competitive. In some instances,
we compete against companies with fewer regulatory burdens, easier access to
financing, greater personnel resources, greater brand name recognition and
long-standing relationships with regulatory authorities. Mergers, joint ventures
and alliances among cable television operators, regional telephone companies,
long distance telephone service providers, electric utilities, local exchange
carriers, which are local phone companies that provide local area telephone
services and access to long distance services to customers, providers of
cellular
 
                                       27