SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

February 13, 2006 15:33 ET

Hertz Opens New Location in Harriman, NY

Company Ends 2005 With 24 New Locations in Tri-State Area as Part of Suburban Market Expansion

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2006 -- As part of a company-wide strategy of servicing suburban markets, The Hertz Corporation has opened a new Hertz Local Edition car rental facility in Harriman, New York. Additionally, the Company ended 2005 with 24 new Hertz Local Edition car rental facilities in the tri-state area, including New Jersey, Connecticut and downstate New York. These openings represent Hertz's commitment to serving its suburban clientele looking to rent a car for insurance replacement needs, business trips, vacations and everyday purposes and further broadens Hertz' already extensive network of airport and Manhattan area operations.

"We are pleased to open our newest location in Harriman, providing tri-state area suburban clientele with yet another option for their car rental needs, and we look forward to bringing Hertz locations even closer to our suburban customers in 2006," said Kent Seavey, Hertz Region Vice President, New York Region Operations. "We believe the key to our success in this region is that customers, businesses, dealerships and insurance companies have embraced Hertz' reliable service and diverse selection of vehicles, as well as such conveniences as free pick-up and Hertz #1 Club Gold."

Conveniently located on the northbound side of Route 17M, the Harriman, NY Hertz facility is easily accessible from major car dealerships and vehicle repair shops. The new location provides customers with a full range of rental vehicles including minivans and compact through full-size cars. Pick-up and drop-off service, insurance replacement rentals, and Hertz #1 Club Gold counter service are also available. Vehicles equipped with Hertz NeverLost® on-board navigation system and Sirius Satellite Radio may be requested at the time of reservation. In addition, as with all Hertz corporate locations, vehicles are available for rental with unlimited mileage and all rate structures are honored, including one-way, inter-city rates and insurance replacement rates.

The new Hertz Local Edition facility is located at 14B Route 17M in Harriman, one mile from the New York State Thruway and Woodbury Commons outlet stores. It is the tenth Hertz Local Edition location in the Hudson Valley. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. And Saturdays, 9:00 am to 12 noon.

New Hertz Local Edition facilities opened in the last six months of 2005 alone include locations in Fort Lee, NJ; Moonachie, NJ; Mt. Holly, NJ; Cherry Hill, NJ; Harriman, NJ; Hackensack, NJ; Rockville Center, NY; Haverstraw, NY; Nanuet, NY; Riverhead, NY; and Milford, CT. And, in 2006, Hertz opened locations in Westwood and Lakewood, NJ and Peekskill, NY. All of these Hertz Local Edition locations offer direct billing to most insurance companies as well as small business account programs for companies seeking money-saving alternatives.

With more than 1300 off airport locations, Hertz's suburban locations now reach customers in the top 50 metropolitan areas. Hertz has been servicing the insurance replacement industry for more than 5 years and is an authorized car rental and insurance replacement company for many major automobile insurance companies. Hertz offers the products and services renters depend upon when traveling, including 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, and cars that are, on average, less than a year old.

For more information, call Hertz reservations toll-free at 1-800-704-4473 or, visit the company on the web at www.hertz.com.

Hertz operates from 8,200 locations in approximately 150 countries worldwide.

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