SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

The Hertz Corporation

June 21, 2011 14:17 ET

Hertz Drives the Champions at Wimbledon

Hertz Continues 17 Year Partnership as Official Transport Provider at the Prestigious All England Lawn Tennis Club

LONDON--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, is again the official transport supplier for The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships for the 17th year in a row. Over the two weeks of the world-renowned tournament, Hertz is providing rides to tennis stars, coaches and officials in livery featuring the strap-line "Driving the Champions."

A team of more than 280 drivers is operating the Hertz fleet of over 160 vehicles during The Championships. At the 2010 Wimbledon Tennis Championships alone, Hertz vehicles completed 15,874 journeys, carrying more than 26,000 passengers.

Hertz has been working with a number of its partners, including Air France, Aer Lingus, Etihad Airways, Ryanair, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Nectar UK, Deutschland Card, and ANWB (ARC Auto Club), to offer customers globally the chance to win tickets to Wimbledon and other travel prizes.

Hertz will welcome over 600 customers and partners to the event, and is hosting a Corporate Hospitality suite at the Center Court.

Michel Taride, President, Hertz International, said: "We are extremely proud to be in our 17th year of supporting the Championships, with its exciting blend of tradition and modernity. It is a great honor to once again transport the players, coaches and officials in our role of 'Driving the Champions.'"

About Hertz

Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand operating from more than 8,400 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 83 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, in-car GPS system, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Prestige, Adrenaline and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. The Company also operates the Advantage car rental brand and the global car sharing club Connect by Hertz. And, Hertz operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, and new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers from approximately 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Italy, Spain and Saudi Arabia.