ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2001--Charter Communications Holdings, LLC and Charter Communications Holdings Capital Corporation, subsidiaries of Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR), today announced their intent to offer Senior and Senior Discount Notes (the "Notes") for estimated proceeds of $1 billion.
The net proceeds of this issuance would be used to pay the majority of the cash portion of the purchase price for the acquisition of certain cable systems from AT&T Broadband announced in February 2001.
The Notes are being offered to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Charter Communications, a Wired World(TM) company, is among the nation's largest broadband communications companies, currently serving some 6.4 million customers in 40 states. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television under the Charter Cable TV brand; advanced digital video programming services under the Charter Digital Cable(TM) brand; and high-speed Internet access via Charter Pipeline(TM). Commercial high-speed data, video and Internet solutions are provided under the Charter Business Networks(TM) brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(TM) brand.
More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
Statements in this press release regarding Charter Communications' business that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such forward-looking statements are identified in the reports and documents Charter files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
|Andy Morgan, 314/543-2217|
|Mary Jo Moehle, 314/543-2397|