iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full Year

San Antonio, Texas - February 23, 2017 — iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

“We continue to take major steps to transform our iHeartMedia and outdoor businesses into a leading multi-platform, 21st-century media and entertainment company,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc. “We are successfully building out new products and services for advertising partners to capitalize on our unique strength with the consumer - such as extending iHeartRadio with new on demand services and to in-home connectivity devices, including Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. In firsts for both industries, iHeartMedia and outdoor are building out their data-rich analytics capabilities and programmatic ad-buying solutions to do business in the same way that the entire advertising industry is heading. At outdoor, we continue to win new contracts while expanding our digital networks for even more innovative campaigns.”

Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, said: “We delivered growth in our consolidated revenues, operating income and OIBDAN in both the fourth quarter and full year 2016. At the iHeartMedia segment, fourth quarter revenue growth marked the fifteenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year increases in revenues, evidence of our company's successful transformation. Throughout the year, both our iHeartMedia and outdoor businesses benefited from the investments we are making to develop and deliver new products, while maintaining our tight operating and financial discipline.”​​​

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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