iHeartMedia, Inc. Responds to Lender Group Allegation
San Antonio, March 8, 2016 – iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT) today issued the following response to an event of default allegation made by a small number of the company’s lenders:
The strong performance of our operating business provides us with the flexibility to manage our capital structure in a prudent manner. In full compliance with our debt covenants, we continue to evaluate opportunities to strengthen our balance sheet.
We believe our recent contribution of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. stock to our subsidiary Broader Media, LLC constituted a permitted investment under, and fully complied with, our financing agreements. We strongly believe the notices of default issued by the lender group based on the contribution are invalid.
Prior to receiving the notices, we filed a lawsuit in the State District Court in Bexar County, Texas to reaffirm our position that the contribution was permitted. We intend to take any other actions necessary to protect iHeartMedia and remain willing to engage in constructive discussions with any of our various groups of lenders to position iHeartMedia for long-term growth.
About iHeartMedia, Inc./iHeartCommunications, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc (PINK: IHRT), the parent company of iHeartCommunications, Inc., is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities, and uses its unparalleled national reach to target both nationally and locally on behalf of its advertising partners. The company is dedicated to using the latest technology solutions to transform the company’s products and services for the benefit of its consumers, communities, partners and advertisers, and its outdoor business reaches over 35 countries across five continents, connecting people to brands using innovative new technology.
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 650,000 displays in over 35 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 1,050 digital billboards across 29 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia, Australia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.