SOURCE: Hertz Corporation

May 15, 2008 17:00 ET

Hertz Appoints Scott Sider as President, Off-Airport Business

Separate Business Unit to Increase Focus on Fast-Growing Car Rental Segment

PARK RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has appointed Scott P. Sider President, Off-Airport Operations. The Company's U.S. off-airport business now generates revenues of almost $1 billion annually at almost 1,700 locations, focusing on insurance replacement, leisure and commercial rentals in urban and suburban markets across the country. Mr. Sider will be headquartered at the Company's corporate offices in Park Ridge, NJ.

Commenting on Mr. Sider's appointment, Mark P. Frissora, Hertz's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "Scott's appointment reflects the rapid, profitable growth of our U.S. off-airport business which has achieved a critical mass. The off-airport business now requires separate, senior-level management to help us drive plans to accelerate profitable growth over the next few years. Scott's success developing a large, profitable off-airport network in Hertz's Western U.S. region, and his proven management capability over a 25-year career at Hertz, make him the right choice to lead our national off-airport business."

Mr. Sider started his career at Hertz as a college intern, and began full-time employment in 1983. He has had a number of increasingly senior management positions in the Company's U.S. car rental operations, including Regional Vice President of the New England and West Central Regions. Since 1998, Scott has served as Regional Vice President of Hertz's Western Region which encompasses California and the other west coast states, and Hawaii. The Western Region currently includes over 400 off-airport locations. Mr. Sider holds a B.S. degree from the University of Kansas.

Hertz has been developing its off-airport presence since the late 1990s and has accelerated location and revenue growth over the past few years. With almost 1,700 locations in all of the country's major urban and suburban markets, Hertz is able to serve national and regional insurance companies, as well as corporate and leisure travelers who need a rental car from their home or office. Hertz now has supplier relationships with almost 160 of the nation's 200 top auto insurers.

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,100 locations in 147 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through more than 360 branches in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.

To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at

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