SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

April 16, 2007 12:45 ET

Update: Hertz Names LeighAnne Baker Chief Human Resources Officer

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) announced that LeighAnne Baker has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. LeighAnne joins Hertz from The Reynolds & Reynolds Company where she served as their Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources. Prior to joining Reynolds & Reynolds in 2005, LeighAnne served for five years as Director of Human Resources, Global Automotive Business, for The Timken Company and, prior to that, for 15 years in a variety of human resource and operational positions of increasing responsibility at Timken, a company with more than 28,000 employees worldwide.

Mark P. Frissora, Hertz's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commenting on Ms. Baker's appointment, said, "We are fortunate to add to our senior team someone with LeighAnne's depth of business and human resources experience, both in the United States and internationally, as we implement structural and organizational changes throughout the Company. As we become more efficient and grow revenue worldwide, LeighAnne will help ensure that company programs focused on talent identification and management, as well as employee development and satisfaction, are executed as effectively as our many customer satisfaction and cash management initiatives."

Ms. Baker holds an M.S. in Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, an M.B.A. from Ashland University and a B.S. in Mathematics from Capitol University.

Hertz was purchased from Ford Motor Company on December 21, 2005 by the private equity investment companies Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, The Carlyle Group and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. On November 16, 2006, Hertz's private equity owners commenced an initial public offering of Hertz stock.

Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,600 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the United States and at 69 major airports in Europe as well as the only car rental company with corporate and licensee locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America and North America. 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 Hertz's Prestige, Fun and Green collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Hertz also operates one of the largest equipment rental companies in the United States and Canada combined, with corporate locations in France and Spain.

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