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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/01/1999
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                    HELICON PARTNERS I, L.P. AND AFFILIATES
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
j) DISCLOSURE ABOUT FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Receivables, Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses
 
     The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated balance sheets for cash
and cash equivalents, current receivables, notes receivable, accounts payable,
and accrued expenses approximate fair values.
 
Senior Secured Notes and Long-term Debt
 
     For the Senior Secured Notes, fair values are based on quoted market
prices. The fair market value at December 31, 1997 and 1998 was approximately
$123,000,000 and $120,000,000, respectively. For long-term debt, their values
approximate carrying value due to the short-term maturity of the debt and/or
fluctuating interest.
 
Comprehensive Income
 
     On January 1, 1998, the Company adopted SFAS No. 130, Reporting
Comprehensive Income. SFAS No. 130 establishes standards for reporting and
presentation of comprehensive income and its components in a full set of
financial statements. Comprehensive income consists of net income and net
unrealized gains (losses) on securities and is presented in the consolidated
statements of stockholder's equity and comprehensive income. The Statement
requires only additional disclosures in the consolidated financial statements;
it does not affect the Company's financial position or results of operations.
The Company has no items that qualify as comprehensive income.
 
3.  ACQUISITIONS
 
Cable Acquisitions
 
     On January 31, 1995, THGLP acquired a cable television system, serving
approximately 1,100 (unaudited) subscribers in the Vermont communities of
Bradford, South Royalton and Chelsea. The aggregate purchase price was
approximately $350,000 and was allocated to the net assets acquired which
included property and equipment and intangible assets.
 
     In June and July, 1996, HPIAC completed the acquisitions of all the
operating assets of the cable television systems, serving approximately 26,000
(unaudited) subscribers, in the areas of Jasper and Skyline, Tennessee and
Summerville, Trenton, Menlo, Decatur and Chatsworth, Georgia (collectively
referred to as the Tennessee cluster).
 
     The aggregate purchase price of $36,398,889, including acquisition costs of
$742,837, was allocated to the net assets acquired based on their estimated fair
value. Such allocation is summarized as follows:
 

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Land....................................................    $    25,000
Cable television system.................................     17,876,244
Other property, plant and equipment.....................        185,000
Subscriber lists........................................     17,474,762
Noncompete agreement....................................          1,000
Other intangible assets.................................        742,837
Other net operating items...............................         94,046
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Total aggregate purchase price..........................    $36,398,889
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