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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/04/1999
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                              FANCH CABLE SYSTEMS
        (COMPRISED OF COMPONENTS OF TWFANCH-ONE CO. AND TWFANCH-TWO CO.)
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The Manager and General Partner pay amounts on behalf of and receive
amounts from the Combined Systems in the ordinary course of business. Accounts
receivable and payable of the Combined Systems include amounts due from and due
to the Manager and General Partner.
 
6.  COMMITMENTS
 
     The Combined Systems, as an integral part of its cable operations, has
entered into lease contracts for certain items including tower rental, microwave
service and office space. Rent expense, including office, tower and pole rent,
for the years ended December 31, 1998 and 1997 was approximately $2,326,328 and
$2,154,961, respectively. The majority of these agreements are on month-to-month
arrangements and, accordingly, the Combined Systems has no material future
minimum commitments related to these leases.
 
7.  EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN
 
     TWFanch-one Co. and TWFanch-two Co. each have a defined contribution plan
(the Plan) which qualifies under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Therefore, each system of the Combined Systems participates in the respective
plan. Combined Systems contributions were approximately $342,067 and $288,493
for the years ended December 31, 1998 and 1997, respectively.
 
8.  SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
 
     On July 8, 1998, the Combined Systems entered into an Asset Purchase
Agreement to acquire cable television systems, including plant, franchise
license and business license, serving communities in the states of Maryland,
Ohio and West Virginia. The purchase price was $248,000,000, subject to purchase
price adjustments. The transaction was completed and the assets were transferred
to the Combined Systems on February 24, 1999.
 
     On June 12, 1998, the Combined Systems entered into an agreement to acquire
cable television systems, including plant, franchise licenses, and business
licenses serving communities in the state of Michigan. The purchase price was
$42,000,000, subject to purchase price adjustments. In connection with the
agreement, the Combined Systems received an additional $8.76 million in capital
contributions. The agreement was completed and the assets were transferred to
the Combined Systems on February 1, 1999.
 
     On January 15, 1999 the Combined Systems entered into an agreement to
acquire cable television systems, including plant, franchise licenses, and
business licenses serving communities in the state of Michigan from a related
party. The purchase price was $70 million, subject to purchase price
adjustments. The agreement was completed and the assets were transferred to the
Combined Systems on March 31, 1999. In connection with the agreement, the
Combined Systems received an additional $25 million in capital contributions
under a new TWFanch-two partnership agreement.
 
     On May 12, 1999, the Combined Systems entered into an agreement to acquire
the stock of ARH, Ltd. ARH, Ltd. is engaged in the business of owning and
operating cable television systems in Texas and West Virginia. The purchase
price was $50,000,000 subject to purchase price adjustments. The transaction was
completed and the assets were transferred to the Combined Systems on June 22,
1999.
 
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