PICAYUNE MS, LAFOURCHE LA, ST. TAMMANY LA, ST. LANDRY LA,
POINTE COUPEE LA, AND JACKSON TN CABLE TELEVISON SYSTEMS
(Included in TWI Cable Inc.)
NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS--(Continued)
Employee Savings Plan (the "Savings Plan") which are administered by a
committee appointed by the Board of Representatives of Time Warner
Entertainment Company, L.P. ("TWE"), an affiliate of Time Warner, and which
cover substantially all employees.
Benefits under the Pension Plan are determined based on formulas which
reflect an employee's years of service and compensation levels during the
employment period. Pension expense for the period from January 1, 1998 through
April 8, 1998 totaled $61,000.
The Combined Systems' contributions to the Savings Plan are limited to
6.67% of an employee's eligible compensation during the plan year. The Board
of Representatives of TWE has the right in any year to set the maximum amount
of the Combined Systems' contribution. Defined contribution plan expense for
the period from January 1, 1998 through April 8, 1998 totaled $38,000.
The Combined Systems have no material obligations for other post retirement
3. Related Parties
In the normal course of conducting business, the Combined Systems had
various transactions with Time Warner and its affiliates, generally on terms
resulting from a negotiation between the affected units that in management's
view resulted in reasonable allocations.
Included in the Combined Systems' operating expenses are charges for
programming and promotional services provided by Home Box Office, Turner
Broadcasting System, Inc. and other affiliates of Time Warner. These charges
are based on customary rates and are in the ordinary course of business. These
charges totaled $1,164,000 for the period from January 1, 1998 through April
8, 1998. Accrued related party expenses for these programming and promotional
services included in accrued programming expenses approximated $409,000 for
the period from January 1, 1998 through April 8, 1998.
TWI Cable entered into a management service arrangement with Time Warner
Cable ("TWC"), pursuant to which TWC is responsible for the management and
operation of TWI Cable, which includes the Combined Systems. The management
fees paid to TWC by TWI Cable are based on an allocation of the corporate
expenses of TWC's cable division in proportion to the respective number of
subscribers of all cable systems managed by TWC's cable division. The
allocation of the TWI Cable management fee to the Combined Systems
approximated $486,000 for the period from January 1, 1998 through April 8,
Other divisional expenses allocated to the Combined Systems approximated
$299,000 for the period from January 1, 1998 through April 8, 1998.
4. Interest Expense
Prior to the CVI Merger, the Jackson, Tennessee system was included in
Cablevision Industries Limited Partnership and Combined Entities ("CILP"). The
Jackson system was charged interest expense in connection with CILP's (a)
senior and subordinated bank credit agreements; and (b) senior unsecured
subordinated Series A