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JCDecaux Increases Its Stake In Gewista

Paris, August 11, 2003 - JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC) and B&C Holding
have decided to terminate their partnership agreement in Austria and Central
Europe, signed in April 2001. Following the completion of this transaction, JCDecaux
will increase its holding to 67% of Gewista, the leader in outdoor advertising in
Through Gewista, JCDecaux operates street furniture, billboard and transport
advertising in Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In partnership with
Affichage Holding, and via their common subsidiary Europlakat International,
JCDecaux also has outdoor advertising activities in Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia,
Bosnia, Croatia and Bulgaria.
JCDecaux is the market leader in outdoor advertising in Austria and in Central
Europe, where outdoor accounts for around 8% of the advertising market (world
average is around 6%), and is growing steadily.
Commenting on this transaction, Jean-François Decaux, Chairman of the Executive
Board and co-CEO said: “The increase of our stake in Gewista is consistent with the
Group's consolidation strategy in Europe, where 40% of the outdoor European
market is still held by independent operators. JCDecaux, from Vienna, has a strong
platform to further grow its business, to win street furniture tenders, to contribute to
the modernisation of Central European cities, and to play a major role in the on-going
market consolidation in that region.”

Key Information on the Group
- 2002 revenues : €1,578 million
- Listed on Euronext Paris ; part of the SBF 120 index
- N°1 worldwide in street furniture (290,000 faces)
- N°1 worldwide in airport advertising, with 147 airports and over 150 transport contracts
in metros, buses, tramways and trains (145,000 Transport faces)
- N°1 in Europe for billboards (192,000 faces)
- 627,000 advertising faces in 43 countries
- Present in 3,400 cities with over 10,000 inhabitants
- 7,100 employees

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