1 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-A/A FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY ------------------------------------------------------ (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) DELAWARE 72-144941 - ---------------------------------------- -------------------- (State of incorporation or organization) (Identification No.) 5551 CORPORATE BOULEVARD, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70808 -------------------------------------------------------- (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: Title of each class Name of each Exchange on which to be so registered each class is to be registered - ------------------- ------------------------------ CLASS A COMMON STOCK, $0.001 PAR VALUE NONE Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE ---------------- (Title of Class) 1

2 ITEM 1. DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT'S SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED. The description of the shares of Class A Common Stock of Lamar Advertising Company is contained under the caption "Description of Capital Stock of Lamar Advertising Company" in Lamar Advertising's prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 27, 1999 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) under the Securities Act of 1933, and such description shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this registration statement pursuant to Rule 12b-32 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. ITEM 2. EXHIBITS. None required. 2

3 SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized. LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY Dated: July 26, 1999 By: /s/ Kevin P. Reilly, Jr. ----------------------------- Kevin P. Reilly, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer 3