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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
     Unaudited pro forma operating results as though the acquisitions discussed
above had occurred on January 1, 1998, with adjustments to give effect to
amortization of franchises and certain other adjustments for the year ended
December 31, 1998 is as follows:

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Revenues....................................................  $197,803,975
Income from operations......................................  $107,053,905
Net income..................................................  $ 32,130,293

The unaudited pro forma information has been presented for comparative purposes
and does not purport to be indicative of the results of operations had these
transactions been complete as of the assumed date or which may be obtained in
the future.
     The Year 2000 issue is the result of computer programs being written using
two digits rather than four to define the applicable year. Any of the Combined
Systems' computer programs or hardware that have date-sensitive software or
embedded chips may recognize a date using "00" as the year 1900 rather than the
year 2000. This could result in a system failure or miscalculations causing
disruptions of operations, including, among other things, a temporary inability
to process transactions, send invoices, or engage in similar normal business
     Based on recent assessments, the Combined Systems determined that it will
be required to modify or replace portions of its software and certain hardware
so that those systems will properly utilize dates beyond December 31, 1999. The
Combined Systems presently believe that with modifications or replacements of
existing software and certain hardware, the Year 2000 issue can be mitigated.
However, if such modifications and replacements are not made, or are not
completed timely, the Year 2000 issue could have a material impact on the
operations of the Combined Systems. The Combined Systems believe any cost for
the necessary modification or replacement will not be material to the Combined
Systems' operations.
     The Combined Systems have queried its significant suppliers and
subcontractors that do not share information systems with the Combined Systems
(external agents). To date, the Combined Systems are aware of external agents
with Year 2000 issues that would materially impact the Combined Systems' results
of operations, liquidity or capital resources, if these issues are not
addressed. Such agents have represented that they are in the process of
addressing these issues and expect to have these issues materially resolved by
December 31, 1999. However, the Combined Systems have no means of ensuring that
external agents will be Year 2000 ready. The inability of external agents to
complete their Year 2000 resolution process in a timely fashion could materially
impact the Combined Systems. The effect of noncompliance by external agents is
not determinable.
     Management of the Combined Systems believes it has an effective program in
place to resolve material Year 2000 issues in a timely manner. The Combined
Systems have contingency plans for certain critical applications and are working
on such plans for others.