iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for 2019 Second Quarter

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SAN ANTONIO - Aug. 15, 2019 - iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 . IHRT successfully emerged from Chapter 11 on May 1, 2019 with a streamlined capital structure and completed the listing of its shares on the NASDAQ.

“iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in America and the only true multi-platform audio company able to reach consumers at scale,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc. “There are two segments of the audio sector -- radio, which provides companionship and connection when people want to join the world; and the music collection segment, which people use when they want to tune out and escape the world.   As the leader in the radio, or companionship, segment of the audio sector, iHeartMedia uses its unparalleled reach and consumer connection to deliver a compelling experience for our audiences and revenue opportunities across our multiple platforms.  As we look ahead, iHeartMedia intends to increase our share of radio advertising spend, participate in TV and digital advertising revenue pools, extend our leadership in podcasting and drive sponsorship revenue.” 
We successfully emerged from Chapter 11 on May 1, 2019 and are pleased that the restructuring process resulted in a capital structure that matches our successful operating business. We now have an iHeart business that will focus exclusively on increasing our lead as the number one audio company in the U.S.  As demonstrated in our results, iHeartMedia’s increased revenue and overall positive financial performance reflects the resilience and growth of our businesses and the value of our recent investments, particularly in podcasting and data and analytics,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. “We are focused on building long-term shareholder value through a combination of operational and capital structure initiatives and we are prioritizing de-leveraging in our capital allocation policies.”

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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