CBS Outdoor Names Nick Brien to Board of Directors
Former Head of McCann Worldgroup and IPG Mediabrands Brings Media, Marketing and Advertising Expertise
New York, October 20, 2014 — CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. (NYSE: CBSO) today announced that Nick Brien, former global chairman and CEO of McCann Worldgroup, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Male said, "Nick is an accomplished executive and a global leader in media, marketing and advertising. CBS Outdoor will benefit from his unique cross-disciplinary perspective, extensive operational experience and deep expertise working with world-class brands."
Mr. Brien said, "I am delighted to serve on the board of CBS Outdoor, a market leader in one of the most dynamic sectors of the advertising industry. The Company is helping to drive the evolution of out-of-home by bringing technological innovation and digital creativity to a proven brand-building medium. I look forward to supporting management as they undertake this transformative effort."
Mr. Brien has three decades of global agency experience. Prior to serving as chairman and CEO of McCann Worldgroup, a global multi-disciplinary advertising organization, he led IPG Mediabrands, Universal McCann and Arc Worldwide—three established leaders in the media and advertising industry.
He is currently a director of the JDRF NY Chapter, an active investor in digital media and technology businesses, and a consultant to a number of global brands and media companies.
Mr. Brien's appointment comes following the Company's IPO and separation from CBS Corporation and as the Company begins the rollout of its new corporate name and brand identity, Outfront Media, which was also announced today.
About CBS Outdoor Americas Inc.
CBS Outdoor (NYSE: CBSO) is one of the largest out-of-home media companies in the Americas and has a major presence in top markets throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. With traditional billboard and transit outdoor advertising properties, and a network of digital displays, CBS Outdoor gives advertisers both breadth and depth of audience across key geographies, as well as immersive ways to connect with increasingly mobile consumers. On November 20, 2014, the Company’s name will change to Outfront Media Inc., it will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OUT” and its website will become www.outfrontmedia.com.