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Growing success for well-designed street furniture in USA
  • Chicago – 1000 bus shelters installed in just one year
  • 5 million flushes in San Francisco toilets

New York/Paris, January 21, 2004 - JCDecaux, one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies and the leader in street furniture, announced today that two major milestones have been passed in its large street furniture programs in the US

· Chicago
In Chicago, JCDecaux passed a significant milestone recently with the installation of 1,000 bus shelters within one year of commencement of installation. In June 2002, JCDecaux signed a contract, lasting 20 years, with the City of Chicago to install 2,175 bus shelters and other street furniture, including newsstands. The installation program has been ahead of schedule and the response from the public enthusiastic.

· San Francisco
San Francisco was the first city in the US to introduce, back in 1995, universally accessible automatic public toilets. The 34 toilets that JCDecaux operates in the Bay Area have now been used over 5 million times, making them amongst the most actively used in the world. The public toilets were funded entirely through advertising on separate newsstand kiosks, also provided by JCDecaux .

Commenting on these two milestones, Jean-Francois Decaux, Chairman and Co-CEO of the company, said: “The growing success of street furniture in the USA shows that the street furniture concept which JCDecaux pioneered in Europe works well for big American cities and, importantly, meets the needs of their citizens and visitors. The JCDecaux Chicago and San Francisco street furniture programs are extremely successful. We are also making good progress with our programs in Los Angeles and Boston, which we operate together with Viacom Outdoor and Wall USA respectively.”

Key statistics on the group

- 2002 revenues : €1578 million. Revenues for first nine months of 2003: €1143 million
- Listed on Euronext Paris
- 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

Press Relations
Raphaële Rabatel
Tél : +33 (0)1 30 79 34 99
Fax : +33 (0)1 30 79 35 79
raphaele.rabatel@jcdecaux.fr

Investor Relations
Cécile Prévot
Tél: +33 (0)1 30 79 79 93
Fax : +33 (0)1 30 79 77 91
cecile.prevot@jcdecaux.fr