SOURCE: Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

March 09, 2010 14:18 ET

Avis Budget Group Named to List of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 10th Consecutive Year

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  Avis Budget Group, a leading provider of vehicle rental services, announced today that the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has again recognized the Company as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises. This is the 10th consecutive year that Avis Budget Group has been honored by WBENC, the leading advocate for and authority on Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation's corporations.

"Avis Budget Group is a world-class supplier diversity leader in the travel industry," said Linda Denny, president and chief executive officer of WBENC. "The Company's best practices prevail in even the most challenging environments and its innovative programs help to level the playing fields for women's business enterprises."

Avis Budget Group was one of 21 U.S. corporations recognized in 2009 for superior supplier diversity programs that provide women's business enterprises equal access to corporate contracts. Others recognized include Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Inc. and Verizon.

"Avis Budget Group is committed to providing women-owned, minority and small businesses with equal access to the same opportunities large corporations have," said Ronald L. Nelson, Avis Budget Group chairman and chief executive officer. "We appreciate WBENC's award and are honored to be recognized for the 10th year in a row."

Avis Budget Group is also a corporate member of the Airport Minority Advisory Council, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

About Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR) is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, the Company is a leading general-use vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions. Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has approximately 23,000 employees. For more information about Avis Budget Group, visit