iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for First Quarter 2016

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  • Revenues Up 1.4%; OIBDAN Up 8.6%
  • Revenues Up 4.1%; OIBDAN Up 11.8% Excluding FX and Non-Strategic Asset Sales

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - May 4, 2016 - iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB:IHRT) today reported financial results for the first quarter.

“We’re pleased with the success of our growth initiatives in the quarter,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We expect this momentum to continue to build, as we keep investing in our employees and transforming iHeartMedia, Inc. into a multiplatform, 21st century media and entertainment company with groundbreaking programmatic, data-learning and research capabilities. Our iHeartMedia results reflect our growing audiences across broadcast radio, digital, social, mobile and events, as well as our enhanced ability to monetize them, such as our ongoing success in attracting political campaign spending. At Americas outdoor, we have also seen continued evolution based on our introduction of a full range of innovative technologies that use aggregated, anonymous, statistical insights from third-party data providers to enable marketers for the first time to buy our inventory with the same sophisticated tools used in digital campaigns. At International outdoor, we are seeing our business plan gaining traction, including key contract wins and notable progress in the digital conversion of our inventory worldwide.”

“Building on our continuing investments, iHeartMedia and Americas outdoor were both up in revenues and OIBDAN, with International outdoor essentially flat, excluding the impact from foreign exchange rates and adjusted for the non-strategic asset sales,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “This solid performance of our operating businesses provides us with the flexibility to manage our capital structure in a prudent manner, and allows us to keep evaluating opportunities to strengthen our balance sheet and our businesses.”

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 500 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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