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Lamar Advertising Inks 5-Year Contract to Manage All Advertising on Akron Metro Transit Bus System

Lamar to manage external and internal ad displays on network’s fleet of 231 buses

Baton Rouge, LA – June 8, 2021 – Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR), one of the largest out of home media companies in the world, today announced that it has secured a 5-year transit advertising contract with Akron Metro, the company providing bus services in and around Akron, OH. Lamar will manage all exterior and interior advertising displays across the network of 139 large buses and 92 smaller paratransit buses ridden by more than 5 million passengers annually.

"We are pleased to begin this new journey and partnership with Lamar Transit," said METRO CEO Dawn Distler. "Lamar has a strong record of assisting local, state, and national brands maximize their advertising opportunities on transit, and we look forward to seeing those new opportunities come to fruition throughout the system."

With the new contract, Lamar becomes Akron Metro’s first advertising partner. Brands that advertise with Lamar on Akron Metro buses will gain full coverage and access to a market that features the University of Akron, Goodyear Tire Global HQ and a wide range of summer concerts and events in the downtown area.

Akron Metro Bus Lamar Advertising

“We are honored to become Akron Metro’s first external advertising partner,” said Leisje Coyle, Lamar’s General Manager for the Northeast Transit Region.“We are ready and eager to work with the team to maximize advertising revenue from the network’s fleet of 231 buses while also providing brands with the opportunity to engage the city’s commuters.”

About Lamar Advertising Company
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world, with over 351,000 displays across the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out of home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 3,700 displays. Please feel free to explore our website www.lamar.com or contact us at hello@lamar.com for additional information.

Press Contact:
Allie McAlpin
Lamar Advertising Company
Communications Director
(225) 926-1000
amcalpin@lamar.com

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