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Clear Channel Outdoor’s Efforts Help the Patriot Education Fund Reach $500K Milestone

Four Illinois Veteran/Veteran Family Members Receive a 2018 Scholarship, Bringing the Total Awarded to 135 Scholarships Since 2011

November 8, 2018

Chicago, IL – The Patriot Education Fund, the organization that provides college scholarships, and mentoring to Illinois military families, and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeart Media Inc., today announced the Patriot Education Fund has reached a milestone of awarding $500,000 in scholarships to Illinois veterans and their families. Clear Channel Outdoor has been an active supporter of the Patriot Education Fund by donating digital out of home (DOOH) billboards annually to promote scholarships for military veterans. Four local Illinois residents were named as recipients of the Patriot Education Fund’s Clear Channel Outdoor scholarships for 2018.

The Patriot Education Fund  provides financial and educational assistance to enlisted military veterans (E1 to E5) and their dependents. The organization bridges the unintended funding gaps created by the post 9/11 GI Bill, by providing financial support to individuals pursuing bachelor and associate degrees, accredited technical training diplomas and certified apprenticeship programs. With a 100 percent graduation rate since 2011, the Patriot Education Fund has underwritten135 scholarships with over $500,000 reinvested back into Illinois military families across the state.

A corporate partner to the Patriot Education Fund since 2013, Clear Channel Outdoor has donated complimentary digital out of home advertising from 2016-2018 throughout Northeast Illinois to promote scholarships for military veterans. The billboards ran creative on how to apply for a scholarship through the Patriot Education Fund in over 30 communities.

“We’re proud to support the mission of the Patriot Education Fund over the last five years,” said Ed Marcin, Vice President Public Affairs/Special Projects, Clear Channel Outdoor Chicago. “The Patriot Education Fund provides our local Illinois veterans and their families with access to the educational opportunities they need as they transition from service to our country into successful careers. We honor our veterans for their dedicated services and are so proud of our scholars as they continue to thrive as students and new professionals.”

“Thanks to key corporate partners like Clear Channel Outdoor, the Patriot Education Fund has raised over $500,000 to provide education benefits for veterans and their families,” said Dave Dahler, Chairman, Patriot Education Fund. “The Patriot Education Fund and Clear Channel Outdoor partnership has ensured that these American heroes will transition successfully into the private sector.”

“Clear Channel Outdoor has been extremely valuable from our inception by raising awareness of our mission and by making veterans aware of valuable scholarship opportunities,” said Mark Slaby, Founder, Patriot Education Fund. “Clear Channel has had a major factor in building awareness of our program and mission to support military families.”

2018 Patriot Education Fund Clear Channel Outdoor Scholarship Recipients

John Leonard Sims of Evergreen Park, Illinois, served as an Army Ranger and was deployed three times to Afghanistan and oversaw training of new Rangers as well as served as a medic. He is in his third semester of college pursuing a degree in Middle Eastern Affairs at Columbia University in New York and has a college GPA of 3.65. John wants to pursue a career with the FBI after college.

John Leonard Sims says: “While the GI Bill has enabled millions of veterans to obtain a college education, it unfortunately does not always cover the true cost of an education. This was a reality that I was faced with when I began attending Columbia University upon my separation from the United States Army. While many veterans must take out thousands of dollars in student loans, I am extremely fortunate in having received a scholarship from the Patriot Education Fund. The Patriot Education Fund is an incredible organization that is dedicated to helping veterans make their post military aspirations a reality. While many organizations claim this as their mission, the Patriot Education Fund is truly dedicated to it. The Patriot Education Fund provides a level of assistance to individual veterans that truly makes an impact on not only their day to day lives but on their futures as well. Since receiving the scholarship, I have been able to dedicate more of my attention to excelling in the classroom and far less time worrying about how I am going to pay for my education. This is all thanks to the Patriot Education Fund and the wonderful work that they are doing.”

Destiny Williams of Chicago, Illinois, is studying Early Childhood Education at Illinois State University and is a Dean’s List student (top 10%). Both of her parents are veterans, her father was deployed four times, and Destiny would like to become an educator of low-income students and eventually hopes to teach fellow military children.

Destiny Williams says: “I am so appreciative to have received the Patriot Education Scholarship. Ever since I won the scholarship I had more time to focus on my academics. Since I started my senior year this semester I have been struggling to find a job to help my dad pay my rent and pay for personal expenses like toiletries, gas money, and groceries. If it weren’t for the scholarship, trying to figure out how to pay for my tuition would have been an extra burden for my family and me. If I did not have this scholarship I might have come out of college with a lot of student loans. Since the salary in the field of education is not super great, the time it would have taken me to pay off the student loans would have been much longer and harder to complete, thus adding yet another burden for my parents and I to worry about. I am truly grateful to have been given the opportunity to receive this scholarship because I know there were a lot of people that applied for it.”

Josue Contreras of Chicago, Illinois,  was an Army Combat Medic who was deployed two times. Josue saved for his education — but when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico – he and his wife used all his savings to help his family members there. Josue is now a Chicago Public School middle school teacher working with students from low income backgrounds. Impacted by the immense gun violence in his hometown of Chicago, Josue changed his course of study from medicine to becoming a teacher because he saw impacting young people as the greatest need. He is working on his Master’s Degree in Dual Language Teacher Leadership at Roosevelt University having previously graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern Illinois University.

Josue says: “My wife saw the billboard advertisement at the Ogilvie train station. To be selected in itself is humbling and a great honor. I am beyond ecstatic that my financial security is squared away because of the Patriot Education Fund. Now I can just focus on working and getting my Master’s degree. You’re donating to a group of Americans who already have proven their worth in gold just simply by raising their right hand and saying that they will defend the Constitution of the United States. You’re investing in people who view America as worth dying for. That mission of serving their country doesn’t die when they get out of uniform. It’s still ingrained in them.”

Leah Staros of Glendale Heights, Illinois, is a 12 year veteran military spouse. Her husband had two deployments to Al Taqqadum, and completed eight years active duty and an additional four years as a reservist. Leah is working to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse while being a mother and caregiver to a mom who’s in her early stages of dementia. Leah’s requirements outside the classroom make it difficult to fund her pursuit of higher education. The Patriot Education Fund has been “an answer to her prayers.” Her anticipated graduation is May 2019 from the Chamberlain School of Nursing.

Leah says: “I was really unsure how I was going to pay for my final classes as I am out of federal loan funding after this session. I am incredibly grateful for The Patriot Education Fund.  The support of PEF has made my education possible. My scholarship is not only an investment in my future but my family’s well-being by lifting our financial burden. I followed my Marine around the world and had to put my education on hold until we settled somewhere long enough to complete my degree. Once we transitioned to the civilian life, financial barriers put my education on hold. PEF erased those barriers. I look forward to graduating with my nursing degree and serving my community!”

For more information on the Patriot Education Fund, please visit: http://www.patrioteducationfund.org/. 

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 450,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 44 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 13,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.clearchannelinternational.com.

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 About The Patriot Education Fund
The mission of the Patriot Education Fund is to provide financial and educational assistance to enlisted military veterans (E1 to E5) and their dependents. We bridge the unintended funding gaps created by the post 9/11 GI Bill, by providing financial support to individuals pursuing: bachelor and associate degrees, accredited technical training diplomas, and certified apprenticeship programs. We focus our investments in those individuals and families who display financial need, while demonstrating the greatest promise that our investments in their lives will continue to benefit our country and community through their leadership. The Patriot Education Fund is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Patriot Education Fund are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, and the Fund is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Sections 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Reports Results For 2018 Third Quarter

San Antonio, TX, November 8, 2018 – Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

“In the third quarter we continued to combine sales execution with digital innovations across our Americas and International businesses, generating results for us and our advertising partners,” said Bob Pittman, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. “Our progress in making advanced data insights and programmatic central to our platform has opened up even more opportunities for marketers to create strategic moments of engagement with their audiences at scale. This is one of the reasons many of the world’s most respected brands, including top Internet media companies, appear on our out-of-home advertising displays.”

Rich Bressler, Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. said, “We have delivered another quarter of growth with both Americas and International contributing to revenue, operating income and OIBDAN increases in the third quarter. We continue to benefit from the success of our strategic initiatives while remaining committed to financial discipline.”

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CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. SETS DATE FOR 2018 THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS TELECONFERENCE

San Antonio, TX, October 25, 2018 —Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), will release 2018 third quarter results before the market opens on Thursday, November 8, 2018 by 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will host a conference call to discuss results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

The earnings conference call will not include iHeartMedia, Inc., the indirect parent of Clear Channel Outdoor, as iHeartMedia, Inc. will not hold quarterly conference calls during iHeartMedia’s bankruptcy process.

The conference call number is 1-800-230-1074 (U.S. callers) and 1-612-288-0329 (International callers) and the access code for both is 455791. A live audio webcast of the conference call and the related earnings materials, including reconciliations of any non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures and any other applicable disclosures, will be available on the investor section of the Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. website (www.clearchanneloutdoor.com).

After the live conference call, a replay will be available for a period of thirty days. The replay numbers are 800- 475-6701 (U.S. callers) and 320-365-3844 (International callers) and the access code for both is 455791. An archive of the webcast will be available within 24 hours after the call for a period of thirty days.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 450,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 14,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.clearchannelinternational.com.

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Clear Channel Airports Awarded 10-Year Contract with Portland International Jetport (PWM) to Cultivate a Digital Media Destination for Brands

Cutting-Edge Technology Will Help Brands Reach Over 2 Million Passengers Annually with PWM Experiencing Record-Breaking Passenger Traffic in 2018

Portland, Maine Clear Channel Airports (CCA), a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), and an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., announced today that it was awarded a 10-year contract with Portland International Jetport (PWM). This win extends a partnership that began with the city in 1995. The new agreement will provide the latest digital out-of-home (OOH) technology to upgrade existing media, grow airport revenue and reach highly sought after business and frequent leisure travelers through new captivating advertising solutions.

PWM is Maine’s largest and busiest airport with 2018 on pace to set an annual passenger traffic record by exceeding 2 million passengers for the first time. Total traffic is up by 11 percent through July 2018. As the largest city in Maine, Portland’s tourism industry plays a key role in economic growth in the region. Downtown Portland, located only five miles from the jetport, is home to the city’s historic seacoast town offering travelers easy access to the waterfront, art galleries, classic cuisine and the city’s eclectic coastal culture. Further, with its daily non-stop connections to every east coast hub, PWM is the primary connection to the world air transportation system for business travelers headquartered in the area.

“As Maine’s largest and fastest growing airport, we take pride in our region and believe PWM must support a sense of place that is uniquely Portland and Maine. We’ll use this new media program as part of our vision for the future, which supports innovative approaches to meeting our customer and business partner needs, said Paul Bradbury, Airport Director. “We’re confident the renewed partnership with Clear Channel Airports will enhance the ability of our advertising partners to reach our growing traveler base through the introduction of immersive new digital media.”

For the first time, PWM’s media program will feature terminal-wide digital advertising offerings, making it more efficient for local, regional and national brands to engage with the airport’s record-setting number of passengers. This establishes a more unified media program and family of assets across PWM’s entire campus, including the recent terminal expansions and upgrades.

The new network will include impactful, interactive LED video walls and a vertical digital LCD network.

These new innovations within PWM underscore a growing trend as airports work to create an overall sense of place for consumers that reflects the local environs. Moreover, as frequent leisure and business travelers increasingly view their departure and arrival gates as a destination unto itself, the new media program leverages coveted dwell time to help brands reach this audience in ways that drive economic growth for the airport.

Further demonstrating the power of airport advertising, a recent Nielsen Study commissioned by CCA, reveals frequent flyers are highly responsive to this place based media, with 80 percent of travelers noticing the ads and 42 percent taking action that includes visiting a website, going to a store or learning more about a product/brand/service. More specifically, airport campaigns are a significant driver of foot traffic, with 84 percent of frequent fliers likely to visit a restaurant, 50 percent likely to visit a clothing/accessories/jewelry store and 41 percent likely to visit a consumer electronics store. The presence of such an engaged and receptive audience makes airports, like PWM, an optimal location for brand advertisements.

“The landscape of airports has evolved significantly from the transactional touch and go of departure and arrivals, to a desirable environment that demands first class innovation,” said Morten Gotterup, President, Clear Channel Airports. “With annual passenger count on the rise, and PWM serving as a gateway to Maine, this is an essential location for advertisers to engage with consumers. And with this new media build out, we’ll curate an environment where brands can thrive even more, and one that consumers will love.”

Representatives from Clear Channel Airports will be onsite at PWM, Sept. 17-21, showcasing the new media solutions and hosting conversations with brands. Advertisers interested in learning more should contact CCA’s Daniel Devine to schedule an appointment.

About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for more than 40 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (NYSE:CCO), one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 280 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 32 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

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Clear Channel Airports Wins 5-Year Renewal with Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport to Provide Brands with Innovative Advertising Solutions

Deal Offers Advertisers a Cutting-Edge Media Network to Engage with Over 300,000 Annual Passengers through Vibrant Southwest Michigan Region

Kalamazoo, MI  – – Clear Channel Airports (CCA), a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., today announced it won a five-year renewal with an option to extend for an additional five years, with Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) to provide brands with innovative advertising solutions. The new agreement began May 17, 2018 and media upgrades begin Q4, 2018

Clear Channel Airports has provided AZO with its comprehensive media network since 2008. Kalamazoo, located in Southwest Michigan, is home to 20 Fortune 1000 companies and is the world headquarters for the Kellogg Company, Stryker Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation. The region is also home to a vibrant beer scene with nearly twenty breweries in the area.

The new media network at AZO creates a captivating medium for advertisers to connect and engage with leisure travelers, business travelers and local residents. Some of the key details of the new program are as follows:

  • Upgrading two 86” LCDs on the baggage claim back wall with decorative shrouds to drive new advertising;
  • Filling exhibit space;
  • Targeting medical and pharmaceutical sector: Borgess Medical Center, MPI Research, Perrigo, Pfizer, Stryker; and
  • Focusing on thriving brewery market.

“Home to a diverse business community covering growing industries like healthcare, spirits and manufacturing, Kalamazoo presents advertisers with a unique opportunity to reach a wide range of business travelers and a thriving local population spanning all age groups,” said Morten Gotterup, President, Clear Channel Airports. “We are proud to extend our ten year partnership with AZO and look forward to building an exciting advertising network for this increasingly vibrant region.”

In addition, a recent Nielsen study shows airport advertising offers consumers a great opportunity to absorb and respond to brand messaging. According to the study, frequent flyers are highly responsive to airport advertising, with 80% noticing the media and 42% taking action that includes visiting a website, going to a store or learning more about a product/brand/service. Nineteen percent of frequent flyers bought a product they saw advertised at the airport. Additionally, airport campaigns are a significant driver of foot traffic, with 84% of frequent fliers likely to visit a restaurant, 50% likely to visit a clothing/accessories/jewelry store and 41% likely to visit a consumer electronics store.

About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for more than 40 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (NYSE:CCO), one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 270 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 32 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

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POLARIS , CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR LAUNCH ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN IN SACRAMENTO

Four Week Campaign Will Run Throughout Region to Alert Human Trafficking Victims How to Reach Out for Help                                

SACRAMENTO, CA – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeart Media, Inc., together with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, today launched a four-week anti-human trafficking awareness campaign on CCOA’s digital billboards in English and Spanish throughout the Sacramento region.

This campaign focuses specifically on labor trafficking and alerts victims how to reach for help

through the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888). Additionally, the campaign will inform residents of the facts surrounding modern day slavery, including that human trafficking is a major problem in Sacramento, and throughout the United States. The digital billboard ads read, “Has your boss threatened you? We can help.” They’ll be displayed at least 1,250 times per day on CCOA’s digital billboards throughout the region.

In the news conference earlier today at one of CCOA’s 22 digital billboards in the region, Polaris and CCOA leadership were joined by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, Deputy District Attorney Paul Durenberger, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Captain Robert Davis and Rico Ozaki of Opening Doors – a local nonprofit whose mission it is to empower refugees, immigrants and human trafficking survivors.

“Human trafficking is a severe nationwide issue that is a significant concern for the City of Sacramento,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “I firmly believe that this campaign will force individuals, whether they be observers or victims, to acknowledge the reality of this problem and encourage reports.”

The National Human Trafficking Hotline has handled over 43,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the United States since 2007, including over 7,500 from California alone—the highest number of reports from any state. The billboards are specifically designed to reach potential victims of labor trafficking, as the crime is chronically underreported and people who experience exploitation aren’t always aware there is help available. A total of 7,200 cases of labor trafficking have been reported in the United States, including over 1,000 in California and over 30 in Sacramento alone.

“We’re proud to join in solidarity with our longtime partners, Polaris, and Mayor Steinberg to help human trafficking victims across the Sacramento area and beyond, get out of the life in which they’re trapped,” said Bob Schmitt, Regional President, Clear Channel Outdoor – Northern California. “Using this highly-visible form of media, we want to send a clear message to victims that help is available, and to traffickers, that our city is a fly-over zone for modern day slavery.”

CCOA has supported more than 25 anti-human trafficking campaigns over the last 6 years and data show that the campaigns drive calls to the hotline, including tips and requests by victims for help. This latest billboard campaign will deliver over 32 million impressions over its four-week span in Sacramento.

This latest campaign is a part of the national partnership Polaris and CCOA forged in 2013 to combat human trafficking with campaigns in cities across America. CCOA launched its first anti-human trafficking campaign alongside Polaris in Philadelphia in 2012 and has since supported campaigns with Polaris and/or local partners in Baltimore, Iowa, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and across the state of Texas.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a 24/7, confidential, and multilingual lifeline that provides support and a variety of options for survivors of human trafficking to get connected to help and stay safe. Through a network of nearly 4,000 partner service providers and trusted law enforcement, trained hotline advocates take tips of suspected human trafficking from community members and help survivors build plans so they can safely leave their situations or get the help they need to rebuild their lives. The National Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages through a translation service, as well as text, chat, email, and webform in English and Spanish. The National Hotline is operated by Polaris and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other donors.

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About Polaris

Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systemically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Learn more at www.polarisproject.org.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 560,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers

through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 14,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available at  www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.clearchannelinternational.com

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CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR 2018 SECOND QUARTER

San Antonio, TX, July 31, 2018 – Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

“We continue to make great strides in our digital transformation using innovative technology to deliver flexible and creative solutions that connect advertisers to customers,” said Bob Pittman, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. “Even as we continue to win contracts that expand our digital offerings, we remain focused on developing programmatic, data analytics, and attribution capabilities that add value to our global network.”

“We are pleased with the success of our ongoing strategic initiatives and the growth in consolidated revenue, operating income and OIBDAN this quarter,” said Rich Bressler, Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. “We remain committed to financial discipline as we invest to grow our businesses.”

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CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. SETS DATE FOR 2018 SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS TELECONFERENCE

San Antonio, TX, July 20, 2018 —Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), will release 2018 second quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will host a conference call to discuss results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

The earnings conference call will not include iHeartMedia, Inc., the indirect parent of Clear Channel Outdoor, as iHeartMedia, Inc. will not hold quarterly conference calls during iHeartMedia’s bankruptcy process.

The conference call number is 1-800-230-1085 (U.S. callers) and 1-612-288-0337 (International callers) and the access code for both is 452122. A live audio webcast of the conference call and the related earnings materials, including reconciliations of any non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures and any other applicable disclosures, will be available on the investor section of the Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. website (www.clearchanneloutdoor.com).

After the live conference call, a replay will be available for a period of thirty days. The replay numbers are 800- 475-6701 (U.S. callers) and 320-365-3844 (International callers) and the access code for both is 452122. An archive of the webcast will be available within 24 hours after the call for a period of thirty days.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 560,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 14,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.clearchannelinternational.com.

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National Summer Learning Association Announces Partnerships with iHeartMedia, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, and Litton Entertainment

The media giants will help promote the importance of summer learning opportunities across the country through a multi-platform campaign

BALTIMORE, MD, JULY 11, 2018 – Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities hold our nation’s youth back in core subjects like math and reading; this “summer slide” is particularly acute among low-income communities. To help raise awareness of the importance of summer learning and to combat the summer slide, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has partnered with iHeartMedia and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), along with Litton Entertainment, in a national media campaign to elevate the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the critical summer months.

Through a multi-platform campaign, iHeartMedia, will air public service announcements (PSAs) across its more than 850 radio stations nationwide during the month of Julyfeaturing John Urschel, former guard for the Baltimore Ravens and current doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). iHeartMedia will also run a PSA that highlights the many free or low-cost summer learning activities that families can find in their own communities this summer. CCOA will run PSAs on 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets. View campaign billboards here and listen to radio PSAs here.

Litton Entertainment will run NSLA PSAs as part of its Smarter Summers = Brighter Futures campaign, which promotes summer learning and engagement opportunities for K-12 youth. Check out the PSA here which will run on Litton Entertainment’s programming blocks on the following broadcast outlets: The CW (“This Old House” and “Dog Whisperer”), Bounce, LAFF, GRIT and Go Time.

The benefits of engaging children in summer learning opportunities are well documented. A RAND Corporation/Wallace Foundation study — the largest-ever study of summer learning — found that students with high attendance in free, five-to-six-week, voluntary summer learning programs experienced educationally meaningful benefits in math and reading.

“The committed, bold leadership of these media powerhouses is making a tremendous difference in elevating why summers matter for all young people in this country,” said Matthew Boulay, PhD, Founder and CEO of the National Summer Learning Association. When we communicate and harness the power of summer – as reflected in this national public service campaign – our children in every community can thrive.

These campaigns kick off NSLA’s National Summer Learning Day (July 12) – an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the summer. This year nearly every state in America will host a celebration or program commemorating National Summer Learning Day, which is projected to reach one million youth through hundreds of partner organizations representing libraries, parks and recreation centers, children’s museums and civic and non-profit groups. Visit the Summer Learning Day Event Tracker here.

 

About the National Summer Learning Association

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities. NSLA recognizes and disseminates what works in summer learning, develops and delivers community capacity-building offerings and convenes and empowers key actors to embrace summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education. For more information, visit www.summerlearning.org


About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 560,000 displays in over 31 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,200 digital billboards across 28 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia and Europe and Latin America in a wide variety of formats.  More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.

About iHeartMedia
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.  

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on all five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

Clear Channel Outdoor Hires Media Industry Vet Jim Campbell to Lead its Flagship New York Market Operations

New York, NY Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., today announced it tapped international media sales and marketing veteran Jim Campbell to lead its New York market operations.

As the new CCO-New York president, where the company’s Out-of-Home (OOH) assets reach 93 percent of the NY DMA weekly, Campbell will hyper-focus on customer centric initiatives that drive revenue growth opportunities for the company and its valued local, regional and national clients.

“I look forward to working with the team at Clear Channel Outdoor to further enhance our presence in the New York area. Engaging with clients and helping them reach consumers with printed and digital out-of-home advertising is an opportunity to convey the dynamic capabilities CCO is bringing to bear in the industry” said Campbell. “Integrating our media with the goals of our clients to achieve measurable results is one of our greatest strengths.”

In this highly-competitive market, and against the backdrop of a shifting media landscape where advertisers are laser-focused on ROI, Campbell will set measurable targets and standards for his team, as well as coach employees while driving even greater accountability among the salesforce.

“I’m confident Jim will ensure his sales executives are proficient with our latest media technologies, such as CCO RADAR, to help our clients understand how to plan, buy and measure their campaigns on our medium,” said Jack Jessen, Regional President, CCO – Northeast. “He is a true collaborator and his leadership will strengthen the employees in New York through innovative approaches to team building, revenue generation and market footprint growth.”

As one of the leading OOH media operators in New York and the tri-state area, CCO helps brands reach and engage with travelers throughout their journey across all major arterials including I-95, Long Island Expressway, I-80, Cross Bronx Expressway, and Garden State Parkway. Additionally, CCO’s footprint spans through Northern New Jersey, New York City inclusive of Times Square, Westchester County and Hudson Valley. CCO has the widest variety of OOH media formats and is the only OOH company with digital OOH across the entire New York DMA.

Prior to joining Clear Channel, Jim spent 21 years with Metromedia Technologies in various roles including sales, marketing, President and CEO. Jim created MMT’s OnePrint selling strategy, and grew MMT’s operations to six continents. He also served as Vice President, Corporate Development for CBS Outdoor, expanding CBS’ business development, political advertising and production efforts. More recently, Jim launched a management consulting firm, Urban Lure, advising companies in various industries including OOH, on strategy, development and execution.  Jim resides in Wilton, Conn. with his wife Veronica and their daughter Katherine.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 560,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 14,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available http://www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.clearchannelinternational.com.

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