JCDecaux's Asia Expansion Reaps Rewards

17 March 2006

   PARIS - Europe's largest outdoor advertising company saw full-year profits rise 25%, boosted by acquisitions in Hong Kong and increased revenue from public transport advertising.
   Net income at JCDecaux rose to €195.3 million ($235.7m; £134.7 million) in 2005 from €156.3m a year earlier. The company expects 2006 like-for-like sales growth to exceed five per cent.