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Charter Prices $2.0 Billion Senior Secured Notes

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) (along with its subsidiaries, "Charter") today announced that its subsidiaries, Charter Communications Operating, LLC ("CCO") and Charter Communications Operating Capital Corp., have priced $2.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes consisting of the following securities (collectively, the "Notes"):

  • $1.25 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2029 (the "2029 Notes"). The 2029 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 5.050% per annum and will be issued at a price of 99.935% of the aggregate principal amount; and 
  • $750 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2048 (the "2048 Notes"). The 2048 Notes will form a part of the same series as the Issuers' senior secured notes due 2048 issued April 3, 2018, which bear interest at a rate of 5.750% per annum. The 2048 Notes will be issued at a price of 94.970% of the aggregate principal amount.
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Charter intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes for general corporate purposes, including to fund potential buybacks of Class A common stock of Charter or common units of Charter Communications Holdings, LLC and to repay certain indebtedness, including to repurchase, redeem or repay at maturity Time Warner Cable, LLC's 8.750% senior notes due 2019 and/or to repay a portion of the outstanding balance under CCO's revolving credit facility. Charter expects to close the offering of the Notes on January 17, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

The offering and sale of the Notes were made pursuant to an effective automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. were Joint Book-Running Managers for the offering. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement dated January 14, 2019 and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which, when available, may be obtained on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717; Telephone: (800) 831-9146; E-mail: prospectus@citi.com, or by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; Telephone: (800) 503-4611; E-mail: prospectus.CPDG@db.com.

This news release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale, nor is it an offer to purchase, or the solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.

About Charter 
Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced residential broadband services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Through the Spectrum Enterprise brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter's news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Charter can be found at newsroom.charter.com.

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