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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/04/1999
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                       AVALON CABLE LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
2. BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
     Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange
Commission, certain financial information has been condensed and certain
footnote disclosures have been omitted. Such information and disclosures are
normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles.
 
     The consolidated financial statements herein include the accounts of the
Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
 
     These condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the
Company's audited financial statements as of December 31, 1998 and notes thereto
included elsewhere herein.
 
     The financial statements as of June 30, 1999 and for the six month period
then ended are unaudited; however, in the opinion of management, such statements
include all adjustments (consisting solely of normal and recurring adjustments
except for the acquisition of Cross Country Cable, LLC ("Cross Country"), Nova
Cablevision, Inc., Nova Cablevision VI, L.P. and Nova Cablevision VII, L.P.
("Nova Cable"), Novagate Communication Corporation ("Novagate"), Traverse
Internet R/Com. L.C., the Mercom Merger and the contribution of assets and
liabilities by Avalon Cable of Michigan, Inc.) necessary to present fairly the
financial information included therein.
 
3. MERGER AND ACQUISITIONS
 
     The Merger agreement between Michigan Holdings and Avalon Cable of
Michigan, Inc. permitted Avalon Cable of Michigan, Inc. to agree to acquire the
1,822,810 shares (approximately 38% of the outstanding stock) of Mercom that it
did not own (the "Mercom Acquisition"). On September 10, 1998 Avalon Cable of
Michigan, Inc. and Mercom entered into a definitive agreement (the "Mercom
Merger Agreement") providing for the acquisition by Avalon Cable of Michigan,
Inc. of all of such shares at a price of $12.00 per share. Avalon Cable of
Michigan, Inc. completed this acquisition in March 1999. The total estimated
consideration paid in conjunction with the Mercom acquisition, excluding fees
and expenses was $21,900. The purchase price was allocated as follows:
approximately $13,800 to the elimination of minority interest, $1,170 to
property, plant and equipment, $6,700 to cable franchises and the excess of
consideration paid over the fair market value of the net assets acquired, or
goodwill, of $240.
 
     In March 1999, Avalon Cable of Michigan Inc. acquired the cable television
systems of Nova Cable for approximately $7,800, excluding transaction fees.
 
     On January 21, 1999, the Company through its subsidiary, Avalon New England
subsidiaries, acquired Novagate for a purchase price of $2,900.
 
     On March 26, 1999, the Company through its subsidiary, Avalon Michigan,
acquired the assets of R/Com, L.C., for a total purchase price of approximately
$450.
 
     In January 1999, the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding
Common Stock of Cross Country for a purchase price of approximately $2,500,
excluding transaction fees.
 
     On April 1, 1999, the Company, through its subsidiary, Avalon New England,
acquired Traverse Internet for $2,400.
 
     The acquisitions have been accounted for as purchases and the results of
the companies acquired have been included in the accompanying financial
statements since their acquisition dates. Accordingly, the consideration was
allocated to the net assets based on their respective
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