Clear Channel Q3 Revenue Reaches $1.59 Billion
November 2, 2012

Clear Channel parent company CC Media Holdings released its third quarter revenue report for 2012 today. The company's overall Q3 revenue grew by $4 million in the quarter to $1.59 billion. Excluding the effects of movements in foreign exchange rates, revenue was up two percent in Q3 2012.

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, which includes CC's radio stations, saw its revenue increase by one percent (or $7 million) in Q3 to $799 million. Radio revenue was up by three percent, aided by increased national ad revenue, digital radio services and this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival. Revenue increases in Q3 were partially offset by declines in CCME’s acquired traffic business across television and radio advertising. Advertising categories with
strong growth during the quarter include automotive, political, telecommunications and media and publishing.

Clear Channel Outdoor's American revenue was up by two percent (or $8 million) in the quarter. Its international revenue grew by one percent, or $5 million, after adjusting for a revenue reduction following the divesting of two businesses, as well as movements in foreign exchange rates.

CC's consolodated net loss shrank in Q3 from $67 million a year ago to $39 million.

CEO Bob Pittman commented, "We are continuing to deliver solid results in a difficult economy, while investing in our digital future and growing the value we provide to our marketing partners with bold, new offerings across multiple platforms. Increased revenues from major national advertisers drove improved performance at Media & Entertainment in the quarter. The successful return of the iHeartRadio Music Festival drew record audiences and attracted a diverse array of major brand sponsors. To help achieve a sustainable business model that will spur the growth of digital radio, we forged our second music rights agreement with an independent record label. At our Outdoor business, we have made substantial progress in optimizing our operations in the U.S. to maximize our revenue and profit potential, while taking the necessary steps to adjust to the new economic realities in Europe."

EVP/CFO Tom Casey added, "We continue to focus on driving growth across all of our businesses, investing in new growth opportunities and improving our operations, while closely managing our expenses. In addition, with significant support from our lenders, last week we exchanged $2 billion of credit facility loans for notes maturing in 2019 in a private offer that was significantly oversubscribed and attained an important package of amendments to our credit facilities that provides more flexibility to manage our liquidity and debt maturity profile in the future."

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Mark Adams
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