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AVALON CABLE OF MICHIGAN INC/ filed this Form S-4/A on 07/22/1999
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Credit Facility
   The Company had an outstanding line of credit with a banking institution for
$3 million. No amounts were outstanding under this facility.
   The Company has in place two secured credit facilities (the "Credit
Facilities") pursuant to a single credit agreement with a group of lenders for
which First Union National Bank acts as agent (the "Credit Agreement"), which
was effective as of July 1, 1997. The first is a five-year revolving credit
facility in the amount of $65,000 (the "Revolving Credit Facility"). The second
is an eight-year term credit facility in the amount of $100,000 (the "Term
Credit Facility").
   The interest rate on the Credit Facilities will be, at the election of the
Company, based on either a LIBOR or a Base Rate option (6.25% at November 5,
1998) (each as defined in the Credit Agreement).
   The entire amount of the Term Credit Facility has been drawn and as of
November 5, 1998, $100,000 of the principal was outstanding thereunder. The
entire amount of the Revolving Credit Facility is available to the Company
until June 30, 2002. As of November 5, 1998, $20,000 of principal was
outstanding thereunder. Revolving loans may be repaid and reborrowed from time
to time.
   The Term Credit Facility is payable over six years in quarterly
installments, from September 30, 1999 through June 30, 2005. Interest only is
due through June 1999. The Credit Agreement is currently unsecured.
   The Credit Agreement contains restrictive covenants which, among other
things, require the Company to maintain certain debt to cash flow, interest
coverage and fixed charge coverage ratios and place certain limitations on
additional debt and investments. The Company does not believe that these
covenants will materially restrict its activities.
Term Loan
   On September 30, 1997, the Company assumed all obligations of CTE under a
$15 million credit facility extended by a separate group of lenders for which
First Union National Bank also acts as agent (the "$15 Million Facility"). The
$15 Million Facility matures in a single installment on June 30, 1999 and is
collateralized by a first priority pledge of all shares of Mercom owned by the
Company. The $15 Million Facility has interest rate provisions (6.25% at
November 5, 1998), covenants and events of default substantially the same as
the Credit Facilities.
   On November 6, 1998, the long-term debt of the Company was paid off in
conjunction with the closing of the merger.
Mercom debt
   In August 1997, the Mercom revolving credit agreement for $2,000 expired.
Mercom had no borrowings under the revolving credit agreement in 1996 or 1997.
   On September 29, 1997, the Company purchased and assumed all of the bank's
interest in the term credit agreement and the note issued thereunder.
Immediately after the purchase, the term credit agreement was amended in order
to, among other things, provide for less restrictive financial covenants,
eliminate mandatory amortization of principal and provide for a bullet maturity
of principal on December 31, 2002, and remove the change of control event of
default. Mercom's borrowings under the term credit agreement contain pricing
and security provisions substantially the same as those in place prior to the
purchase of the loan. The borrowings are secured by a pledge of the stock of
Mercom's subsidiaries and a first lien on certain of the assets of Mercom and
its subsidiaries, including inventory, equipment and receivables. At November
5, 1998, $14,151 of