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iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full Year

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Feb. 25, 2016 iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB:IHRT) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

“We continue to be pleased with our progress in transforming the company into a multi-platform, data-rich powerhouse, with our investments driving strong operating results,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “At iHeartMedia, the fast-blurring lines between digital and broadcast radio play to our strengths, and the CRB’s new rates will encourage the growth of digital streaming and help build a sustainable digital music marketplace to benefit artists, consumers and the rest of the music industry. We are building on our traditional media sales business by partnering with agencies and clients to launch major marketing initiatives enhanced by rich data and research insights across our core broadcast, live events and other businesses. At Outdoor, we continue to move forward in aligning our Americas and International portfolios to focus on our most attractive strategic opportunities, while tapping into new programmatic and data-learning trends that our advertising partners value highly.”

“With a strong fourth quarter performance, and excluding the impact from foreign exchange rates, we showed growth in both revenue and OIBDAN in 2015 across iHeartMedia, Americas outdoor and International outdoor, despite strong headwinds in certain overseas economies,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “The strength of our operating business provides us with the flexibility to manage our capital structure in a prudent way. We continue to evaluate opportunities to strengthen our balance sheet as we focus on positioning iHeartMedia for long-term growth.”

Key Financial Highlights

The Company’s key financial highlights for the fourth quarter 2015 include:

  • Consolidated revenues increased 3% to $1.8 billion after adjusting for a $51 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates. On a reported basis, consolidated revenue was flat.
  • iHeartMedia revenues increased $63 million, or 8%, excluding political revenue. On a reported basis, revenues increased $45 million, or 5%.
  • Americas outdoor revenues increased $7 million, or 2%, after adjusting for a $7 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates. On a reported basis, revenues decreased less than 1%.
  • International outdoor revenues increased $14 million, or 3%, after adjusting for a $43 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates. On a reported basis, revenues decreased $29 million, or 7%.
  • Other revenues increased $2 million, or 3%, excluding political revenue. On a reported basis, revenues decreased $13 million, or 21%.
  • OIBDAN1 increased 1%, excluding the impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and decreased 1% on a reported basis.

Note: OIBDAN1 calculation excludes $3.8 million of incremental lease expense from sale-leaseback transactions related to the sale of certain broadcast communications tower sites and two office buildings and the amortization of deferred system implementation costs.

The Company’s key financial highlights for 2015 include:

  • Consolidated revenues increased 2% to $6.5 billion during 2015 compared to 2014 after adjusting for a $229 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates. On a reported basis, consolidated revenue decreased 1%.
  • iHeartMedia revenues increased $155 million, or 5%, excluding political revenue. On a reported basis, revenues increased $123 million, or 4%.
  • Americas outdoor revenues increased $22 million, or 2%, after adjusting for a $23 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates. On a reported basis, revenues decreased $2 million, or less than 1%.
  • International outdoor revenues increased $52 million, or 3%, after adjusting for a $206 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates. On a reported basis, revenues decreased $153 million, or 10%.
  • Other revenues decreased $23 million, or 13%, excluding political revenue. On a reported basis, revenues decreased $48 million, or 23%.
  • OIBDAN1 increased 1%, excluding the impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and decreased slightly on a reported basis.

Note: OIBDAN1 calculation excludes approximately $15.7 million of incremental lease expense from sale-leaseback transactions related to the sale of certain broadcast communications tower sites and two office buildings and the amortization of deferred system implementation costs.

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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.