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Files its 10K form for 2003, along with earnings statements for fiscal years 2002 and 2001

December 23, 2004

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Adelphia Communications Corporation today filed its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including audited financial statements for the years 2003, 2002 and 2001 and related disclosures concerning the company's results of operations and financial condition during those periods. The Form 10-K filing is the product of a massive 20-month effort, under new management, by teams of accountants who combed through millions of ledger entries in order to present an accurate picture of the company's past performance in the context of its June 2002 bankruptcy filing and the filing of criminal charges against certain members of the Rigas family and other former members of management.

"This filing is a major milestone for Adelphia," said Bill Schleyer, chairman and CEO of Adelphia. "While the 10-K presents mostly historic data, it provides the clearest picture yet of the challenges that the company faced and the incredible amount of work that has been done over the last two years to transform Adelphia's business, competitive position, financial reporting and corporate governance."

Schleyer continued, "Under the leadership of our President and COO Ron Cooper, the company's operational transformation over nearly two years is nothing short of astounding. At the start of 2003, only 65 percent of our customers could receive high speed Internet service and hardly any Adelphia customers were able to receive high definition TV, video-on-demand or digital video recorder services. Today, thanks to investment in the most advanced equipment and systems, and an amazing effort by Adelphia's dedicated employees, 95 percent of our homes passed can receive two-way digital video and high-speed Internet service. Increasing numbers of our homes passed can also receive high-definition TV, video-on-demand and digital video recorder service. We have also completely overhauled our customer care organization, consolidating more than 70 outmoded call centers into 12 state of the art centers and repackaged our digital cable offerings in ways that are compelling and simple for the consumer.

"In addition, we have adopted transparent, progressive corporate governance policies and, since the bankruptcy filing, replaced our entire board of directors with a new board where six of seven members are independent," Schleyer added.

Said Vanessa Wittman, Adelphia's executive vice president and chief financial officer, "The magnitude of the accounting challenge was stunning. Our teams of accountants, led by Chief Accounting Officer Scott Macdonald, rose to the challenge, investing tens of thousands of man hours to reconstruct Adelphia's books and records from the ground up and restore credibility to our financial accounting and reporting processes. We thank Scott, his team, and our auditors for the huge effort that went into this project. This was a vital step toward our overall objective to restore value to our constituents through either a sale or independent emergence from Chapter 11."

Wittman added, "We are extremely proud of the significant progress we've made at Adelphia, which is a credit to our employees, who have persevered despite uncertainty about the company's future. While there is still more work to be done, we are a vastly different company today and we have achieved real operational and financial momentum."

As previously announced, Adelphia is conducting a sale process for the company as a whole or in seven strategic clusters. At the same time, it is actively pursuing the option of emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as an independent entity. The company is pursuing the dual track process to determine which alternative is in the best interest of the company's constituents.

A copy of the Adelphia 10-K is available for download at www.adelphia.com. Investors should not rely on Adelphia's periodic and other reports filed before May 24, 2002.

Adelphia Communications Corp.

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