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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/04/1999
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                     RIFKIN ACQUISITION PARTNERS, L.L.L.P.
 
                   NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1.  GENERAL INFORMATION
 
     Rifkin Acquisition Partners, L.P. ("RAP L.P.") was formed on December 16,
1988, pursuant to the laws of the State of Colorado, for the purpose of
acquiring and operating cable television (CATV) systems. On September 1, 1995,
RAP L.P. registered as a limited liability limited partnership, Rifkin
Acquisition Partners, L.L.L.P. (the "Partnership"), pursuant to the laws of the
State of Colorado. Rifkin Acquisition Management, L.P., was the general partner
of RAP L.P. and is the general partner of the Partnership ("General Partner").
The Partnership and its subsidiaries are hereinafter referred to on a
consolidated basis as the "Company."
 
     The Partnership operates under a limited liability limited partnership
agreement (the "Partnership Agreement") which establishes contribution
requirements, enumerates the rights and responsibilities of the partners and
advisory committee, provides for allocations of income, losses and
distributions, and defines certain items relating thereto.
 
     These statements have been completed in conformity with the SEC
requirements for unaudited consolidated financial statements for the Company and
does not contain all of the necessary footnote disclosures required for a fair
presentation of the balance sheets, statements of operations, of partners'
capital(deficit), and of cash flows in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles. However, in the opinion of management, this data includes
all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals necessary to present
fairly the consolidated financial position at June 30, 1999, December 31, 1998
and June 30, 1998, and its consolidated results of operations and cash flows for
the six months ended June 30, 1999 and 1998. The consolidated financial
statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's annual consolidated
financial statements and notes thereto included on Form 10-K, No. 333-3084, for
the year ended December 31, 1998.
 
2.  SUBSEQUENT EVENT
 
     On February 12, 1999, the Company signed a letter of intent for the
partners to sell their partnership interests to Charter Communications, Inc.
("Charter"). On April 26, 1999, the Company signed a definitive Purchase and
Sale Agreement with Charter for the sale of the individual partners' interest.
The transaction closed September 13, 1999.
 
3.  ADOPTION OF NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENT
 
     Effective January 1, 1999, the Company adopted the Accounting Standards
Executive Committee's Statement of Position (SOP)98-5 "Reporting on the Costs of
Start-Up Activities," which requires the Company to expense all start-up costs
related to organizing a new business. During the first quarter of 1999, the
Company wrote off the organization costs capitalized in prior years along with
the accumulated amortization, resulting in the recognition of a cumulative
effect of accounting change loss of $111,607.
 
4.  RECLASSIFICATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT PRESENTATION
 
     Certain reclassifications have been made to the 1998 Consolidated Statement
of Operations to conform with the Audited Consolidated Statement of Operations
for the year ended December 31, 1998.
 
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