Outdoor-Advertising Pioneer Jean-Claude Decaux Dies at 78

Jean-Claude Decaux, the founder of France’s JCDecaux SA, died at 78, a spokeswoman for the world’s biggest outdoor-advertising agency wrote in an e-mail, confirming a report from Agence France-Presse.

The inventor of the advertising bus shelter had been honorary chairman of JCDecaux’s supervisory board since May 15, 2013 after stepping down as active chairman.

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