Clear Channel Can Keeps Kicking

Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) has agreed to extend its merger agreement termination date to June 12, 2008. The company agreed earlier in the year to be acquired for $19.5 billion by Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners.


Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the radio broadcasting and out-of-home advertising industries, announced today that it has, in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Clear Channel by CC Media Holdings, Inc., a corporation formed by private equity funds sponsored by Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., extended to June 12, 2008, the date on which a party may terminate the merger agreement if the merger has not occurred as of that date.

About Clear Channel Communications

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU) is a global media and entertainment company specializing in “gone-from-home” entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays. More information is available at

About Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL Partners”)

THL is one of the oldest and most successful private equity investment firms in the United States. Since its founding in 1974, THL has become the preeminent growth buyout firm, raising approximately $20 billion of equity capital in more than 100 businesses with an aggregate purchase price of more than $125 billion and generating superior returns for its investors and partners. Notable transactions sponsored by the firm include Houghton Mifflin, National Waterworks, Univision, The Nielsen Company, West Corporation, Fidelity National Information Services, Dunkin Brands, Fisher Scientific, Experian, and ProSiebenSat1 Media. For more information please visit

About Bain Capital Partners, LLC (“Bain Capital”)

Bain Capital ( is a global private investment firm that manages several pools of capital including private equity, high-yield assets, mezzanine capital and public equity with more than $40 billion in assets under management. Since its inception in 1984, Bain Capital has made private equity investments and add-on acquisitions in over 230 companies around the world, including investments in a broad range of companies such as Burger King, HCA, Warner Chilcott, Toys “R” Us, AMC Entertainment, Sensata Technologies, Burlington Coat Factory and ProSiebenSat1 Media. Headquartered in Boston, Bain Capital has offices in New York, London, Munich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.