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Former Congressman J.C. Watts joins Clear Channel Board; Lowry Mays Announces Board Addition.

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Lowry Mays, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:CCU), announced today that J.C. Watts, Jr. joined the Clear Channel board of directors effective immediately.

Mr. Watts brings years of experience as a U.S. congressman and community leader to the Clear Channel Board. Mr. Watts's political life began in 1990 when he was elected to the Oklahoma State Corporation Commission. He served as chairman of the three-member commission before seeking and winning Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District seat in 1994. He won re-election in 1996, 1998 and 2000. He was elected to serve as the Conference Chairman for the House Republican Leadership in 1998, the 4th highest ranking position in his political party. He also served on the Armed Services Committee and as a member of the Military Personnel and Procurement Subcommittees. Mr. Watts retired from Congress at the end of the 107th congress.

Mr. Watts experience in government follows a long history of service to the community. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 with a B.A. in journalism and playing professional football in the Canadian Football League, Watts returned to Oklahoma in 1986 to become youth minister and later associate pastor at Sunnyvale Southern Baptist Church in Del City, Oklahoma.

Mr. Watts said, "I look forward to serving the public and the shareholders as an independent director of Clear Channel Communications. This is an exciting business with enormous opportunities to make a difference in our country. Clear Channel makes a difference serving each of their communities every day. I believe my experience in government and community affairs can make a positive contribution to Clear Channel."

"We are honored to have J.C. Watts join the Clear Channel Board," Mays said. "His experience representing community interests and community service aligns nicely to Clear Channel's historical and continued commitment of serving our communities. His experience is these areas will be a valuable asset to the Clear Channel shareholders."

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Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry with radio and television stations, outdoor advertising displays, and live entertainment venues in 65 countries around the world.

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