Skip to main content

InvestorsJanuary 8, 2002

Charter Communications to Issue $900 Million Senior and Senior Discount Notes; Proceeds Increased From $600 Million Originally Sought

Share Article:

ST. LOUIS, Jan 8, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Charter Communications Holdings, LLC and Charter Communications Holdings Capital Corporation, subsidiaries of Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR), today announced they entered into an agreement to sell $350 million principal amount of 9.625% Senior Notes due 2009, $300 million principal amount of 10% Senior Notes due 2011 and $250 million of 12.125% Senior Discount Notes due 2012 with a principal at maturity of $450 million (the "Notes"). The sale of the Notes will provide gross proceeds of approximately $900 million.

The net proceeds of this issuance will be used to repay, but not to reduce permanently, indebtedness under the revolving credit facilities of the company's subsidiaries with the remaining portion for general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on January 14, 2002.

The Notes will be sold to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S. 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.

With nearly 7 million customers in 40 states, Charter Communications, a Wired World Company(TM), is among the nation's largest broadband communications companies. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform, marketed under the Charter Digital Cable(TM) brand; and high-speed Internet access marketed under the Charter Pipeline(TM) brand.

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.

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.

CONTACT: Charter Communications, Inc., St. Louis
Andy Morgan, 314/543-2217
Ralph Kelly, 314/543-2388


Today's News On The Net - Business Wire's full file on the Internet with Hyperlinks to your home page.

Copyright (C) 2002 Business Wire. All rights reserved.