American Cable had revenues of approximately $18.0 million. For the year ended
December 31, 1998, American Cable had revenues of approximately $15.7 million.
None of the American Cable systems' customers is currently served by systems
with 550 megahertz bandwidth capacity or greater.
GREATER MEDIA SYSTEMS. In June 1999, one of Charter Holdings' subsidiaries
purchased certain cable systems of Greater Media Cablevision Inc. for
approximately $500 million. The Greater Media systems are located in
Massachusetts, have approximately 175,000 customers and are being operated as
part of our Northeast Region. For the six months ended June 30, 1999, the
Greater Media systems had revenues of approximately $42.3 million. For the year
ended December 31, 1998, the Greater Media systems had revenues of approximately
$78.6 million. Approximately 49% of the Greater Media systems' customers are
currently served by systems with at least 550 megahertz bandwidth capacity.
HELICON. In July 1999, one of Charter Holdings' subsidiaries acquired
Helicon Partners I, L.P. and affiliates for approximately $550 million,
consisting of $410 million in cash, $115 million of assumed debt, and $25
million in the form of preferred limited liability company interest of
Charter-Helicon LLC, a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Charter Communications,
LLC. The holders of the preferred interest have the right to require Mr. Allen
to purchase the interest until the fifth anniversary of the closing of the
Helicon acquisition. The preferred interest will be redeemable at any time
following the fifth anniversary of the Helicon acquisition or upon a change of
control, and it must be redeemed on the tenth anniversary of the Helicon
acquisition. Helicon owns cable systems located in Alabama, Georgia, New
Hampshire, North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Vermont, and has approximately 173,000 customers.
For the six months ended June 30, 1999, Helicon had revenues of approximately
$43.0 million. For the year ended December 31, 1998, Helicon had revenues of
approximately $75.6 million. Approximately 79% of Helicon's customers are
currently served by systems with at least 550 megahertz bandwidth capacity. The
debt we assumed consisted of publicly held Helicon notes. On November 1, 1999,
we redeemed all of the Helicon notes at a price of 103% of the total principal
amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption.
In connection with the acquisition of Helicon, Charter Investment, Inc. entered
into separate agreements with Baum Investments, Inc. and with Roberts Cable
Corporation, GAK Cable, Inc. and Gimbel Cable Corp., pursuant to which Charter
Investment, Inc. has agreed to cause the underwriters to make $12 million worth
of shares of our Class A common stock being sold in this offering available for
purchase by Baum Investments, Roberts Cable, GAK Cable and Gimbel Cable, at the
initial public offering price.
RIFKIN. In September 1999, Charter Operating acquired Rifkin Acquisition
Partners L.L.L.P. and InterLink Communications Partners, LLLP for a purchase
price of approximately $1.46 billion, consisting of $1.2 billion in cash, $133.3
million in equity and $125.0 million in assumed debt.
In accordance with the terms of the agreements, certain sellers elected to
receive a total of $133.3 million of the purchase price in the form of Class A