Charter Communications and Jones Pharma Receive Top Business Recognition

The Association For Corporate Growth Unveils International Award Winners At

InterGrowth(R) 2001



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Association for Corporate Growth

    CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Corporate Growth
 (ACG) today announced that Charter Communications (NYSE:   CHTR) and Jones
 Pharma (NYSE:   JMED), both based in St. Louis, will be honored as the 2000-2001
 Outstanding Corporate Growth and Emerging Company Award recipients,
 respectively, during its annual InterGrowth(R) conference held in Colorado
 Springs.
     The Outstanding Corporate Growth Award recognizes companies with sales
 above $500 million that have demonstrated outstanding growth over the five-
 year period prior to the award date.  With operations in approximately
 40 states and more than six million customers, Charter Communications is the
 fourth largest broadband communications company in the United States.  Charter
 is also unique among the nation's cable companies because its largest
 shareholder is Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.  Jerry Kent, president and
 CEO of Charter Communications, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
     The Emerging Growth Award honors growth by companies that have exhibited
 distinctive strategic positioning and dynamic leadership for at least three
 years prior to the award date, in addition to annual sales less than
 $500 million.  Founded in 1981, Jones Pharma rose to become an emerging
 specialty pharmaceutical company that acquired small product lines of proven,
 branded medications from other pharmaceutical companies and re-invigorated
 them through a focused marketing effort. Dennis Jones, chairman and CEO of
 Jones Pharma, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
     "In honor of our 30th annual conference, we are proud to present Charter
 Communications and Jones Pharma with our most coveted international ACG
 awards.  Both companies have demonstrated superb leadership within their
 respective industries as a result of their phenomenal growth and strong
 commitment to the St. Louis business and civic communities, " said Russ Robb,
 ACG International's president and managing director of Atlantic Management
 Company.
     Since 1985, the Association for Corporate Growth has presented
 international awards during its annual corporate growth and development
 conference, InterGrowth(R), to companies that exemplify entrepreneurial
 achievement and significant growth.  For the first time in the history of the
 awards, the two corporate recipients are from the same metropolitan area.
 Charter Communications and Jones Pharma join previous ACG Award recipients
 that include The Home Depot, Cisco Systems, Sylvan Learning Systems, U.S.
 Robotics, General Mills, Amgen, King World Productions and Blockbuster
 Entertainment Corp.
 
     About InterGrowth(R) 2001
     Integrowth 2001 is a 4-day forum, held in Colorado Springs from May 2-5,
 designed for corporate leaders throughout the world to exchange ideas on
 corporate growth and development in the new economy.  For the 30th annual
 conference, ACG has assembled speakers from well-known corporations to share
 their success stories in general sessions each day.  Among them are Steven
 Barnoff of Merrill Lynch, Bruce Rauner of GTCR Golder Rauner and Jim Buchanan
 of S&H Greenpoints.
     Concurrent breakout sessions will address three points of focus:
 
     -- Corporate Development: Designed for attendees engaged in corporate
        growth and development.
     -- Technical: Spotlighting specialty areas of corporate growth such as tax
        considerations, valuation, and contracts.
     -- Deal Maker: Offering a rich variety of programming for the
        intermediary, consultant and financial services professionals.
 
     About The Association For Corporate Growth
     Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is the premier
 association for and about professionals involved in middle-market corporate
 growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.  It promotes the
 professional interests of its members, who have assumed leadership roles in
 strategic corporate growth, by offering a forum for quality programs,
 education and networking.  ACG has nearly 5,500 members representing
 approximately 2,500 companies in 36 chapters throughout the United States,
 Canada and the UK.
 
     CONTACT:  General Information, Judy Iacuzzi of the Association For
 Corporate Growth, 847-920-9030; Media, Glenn Eden, 312-274-2231, or Bill
 Schilling, 312-640-6720, both of BSMG Worldwide.
 
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    CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Corporate Growth
 (ACG) today announced that Charter Communications (NYSE:   CHTR) and Jones
 Pharma (NYSE:   JMED), both based in St. Louis, will be honored as the 2000-2001
 Outstanding Corporate Growth and Emerging Company Award recipients,
 respectively, during its annual InterGrowth(R) conference held in Colorado
 Springs.
     The Outstanding Corporate Growth Award recognizes companies with sales
 above $500 million that have demonstrated outstanding growth over the five-
 year period prior to the award date.  With operations in approximately
 40 states and more than six million customers, Charter Communications is the
 fourth largest broadband communications company in the United States.  Charter
 is also unique among the nation's cable companies because its largest
 shareholder is Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.  Jerry Kent, president and
 CEO of Charter Communications, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
     The Emerging Growth Award honors growth by companies that have exhibited
 distinctive strategic positioning and dynamic leadership for at least three
 years prior to the award date, in addition to annual sales less than
 $500 million.  Founded in 1981, Jones Pharma rose to become an emerging
 specialty pharmaceutical company that acquired small product lines of proven,
 branded medications from other pharmaceutical companies and re-invigorated
 them through a focused marketing effort. Dennis Jones, chairman and CEO of
 Jones Pharma, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
     "In honor of our 30th annual conference, we are proud to present Charter
 Communications and Jones Pharma with our most coveted international ACG
 awards.  Both companies have demonstrated superb leadership within their
 respective industries as a result of their phenomenal growth and strong
 commitment to the St. Louis business and civic communities, " said Russ Robb,
 ACG International's president and managing director of Atlantic Management
 Company.
     Since 1985, the Association for Corporate Growth has presented
 international awards during its annual corporate growth and development
 conference, InterGrowth(R), to companies that exemplify entrepreneurial
 achievement and significant growth.  For the first time in the history of the
 awards, the two corporate recipients are from the same metropolitan area.
 Charter Communications and Jones Pharma join previous ACG Award recipients
 that include The Home Depot, Cisco Systems, Sylvan Learning Systems, U.S.
 Robotics, General Mills, Amgen, King World Productions and Blockbuster
 Entertainment Corp.
 
     About InterGrowth(R) 2001
     Integrowth 2001 is a 4-day forum, held in Colorado Springs from May 2-5,
 designed for corporate leaders throughout the world to exchange ideas on
 corporate growth and development in the new economy.  For the 30th annual
 conference, ACG has assembled speakers from well-known corporations to share
 their success stories in general sessions each day.  Among them are Steven
 Barnoff of Merrill Lynch, Bruce Rauner of GTCR Golder Rauner and Jim Buchanan
 of S&H Greenpoints.
     Concurrent breakout sessions will address three points of focus:
 
     -- Corporate Development: Designed for attendees engaged in corporate
        growth and development.
     -- Technical: Spotlighting specialty areas of corporate growth such as tax
        considerations, valuation, and contracts.
     -- Deal Maker: Offering a rich variety of programming for the
        intermediary, consultant and financial services professionals.
 
     About The Association For Corporate Growth
     Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is the premier
 association for and about professionals involved in middle-market corporate
 growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.  It promotes the
 professional interests of its members, who have assumed leadership roles in
 strategic corporate growth, by offering a forum for quality programs,
 education and networking.  ACG has nearly 5,500 members representing
 approximately 2,500 companies in 36 chapters throughout the United States,
 Canada and the UK.
 
     CONTACT:  General Information, Judy Iacuzzi of the Association For
 Corporate Growth, 847-920-9030; Media, Glenn Eden, 312-274-2231, or Bill
 Schilling, 312-640-6720, both of BSMG Worldwide.
 
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