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01.18.2006

PUERTO RICAN OPERATIONS OF VIACOM OUTDOOR INCLUDED IN CBS OUTDOOR REBRANDING

As part of the rebranding of Viacom Outdoor’s U.S. operations to CBS Outdoor, the division announced today that the name change will include its Puerto Rican operations. The announcement was made by Ramón A. Rodríguez, General Manager, CBS Outdoor-Puerto Rico.

“The CBS name is world renown, and carries with it a legacy of quality and leadership,” said Rodriguez. “We are extremely proud to carry that name in our Puerto Rican operations, and we look forwarding to continuing to grow the company’s footsteps in this dynamic U.S. territory.”

In 2003, CBS Outdoor became the largest out-of-home media operator in Puerto Rico when it purchased Outdoor Media Displays Posters (OMDP), which gave the division access to more than 900 signs throughout the region. With the addition of Puerto Rico, CBS Outdoor has become the country’s largest outdoor media division operating in the Top 10 U.S. Hispanic markets.

CBS Outdoor/ Viacom Outdoor International, a division of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is the world's largest out-of-home media company with a major North American presence throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico; and across Europe in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. In 2005, Viacom Outdoor International acquired 70 percent of Magic Media, a Beijing-based company which operates media sales on high-profile, central bus routes in the Chinese capital -- the world's fastest growing region in terms of outdoor advertising revenue. With both traditional outdoor and transit properties, the division gives advertisers both breadth of coverage across vast geographies and depth of coverage, providing multiple media opportunities in key markets.