ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2001--Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to register $750 million of 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2005 issued on October 30 and November 3, 2000. The registration statement, which was filed to meet a registration obligation agreed to at the time the convertible senior notes were sold, also covers the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of the convertible senior notes.
The registration statement also covers shares of Class A common stock issued or issuable to entities in connection with Charter's purchase of certain cable systems in 2000. These shares are being registered at the request of the former owners of these entities under agreements entered into at the time the cable systems were purchased.
Charter has also filed an amendment to a previously filed registration statement, declared effective by the SEC on September 26, 2000. The amendment was filed to update company financial and operating information. This registration statement covers approximately 5.7 million previously issued and outstanding shares of Class A common stock. These shares were originally issued to certain sellers of cable systems acquired in 1999 and are included in the 233.7 million shares of Charter's Class A common stock outstanding as of September 30, 2000. This filing does not impact the number of Charter's publicly tradable shares.
With 6.3 million customers, Charter Communications, a Wired World(TM) company, is among the nation's largest broadband communications companies. Charter offers an array of advanced broadband services, including cable television under the Charter Cable TV(TM) brand; advanced digital video programming services under the Charter Digital Cable(TM) brand; and high-speed Internet access via Charter Pipeline(TM). Charter's Class A common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol "CHTR." More information about Charter can be found on the Internet at www.chartercom.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.
|Anita Lamont, 314/543-2215 (Media)|
|Mary Jo Moehle, 314-543-2397 (Analyst)|