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Thrifty Car Rental Enhances Customer Proposition In Malta

Aug 24, 2017

LONDON, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) announced that Thrifty Car Rental has enhanced its customer proposition in Malta under a new leadership. Now operated by a longstanding Hertz franchise partner, United Garage Ltd, Thrifty Malta offers customers more rental locations, diverse and refreshed fleet as well as a new, user-friendly website -

From left to right Ron Scerri, General Manager Hertz and Thrifty Malta, and Simon Gatt Baldacchino, Managing Director Hertz and Thrifty Malta, COO and Director, United Group of Companies.

With prime locations at Malta International Airport, Sliema Downtown and Gozo Harbour, Thrifty Malta provides adventure-seeking car rental customers with easy access to the country's magnificent beaches, rich history and urban centres. Whether travelling on leisure or business, Thrifty renters will benefit from a diverse fleet, including compact, economy, intermediate and standard vehicles as well as a variety of attractive offers.

Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, said: "It is truly exciting to see the Thrifty brand with an improved customer offering in Malta – a fast-growing and thriving tourist destination. It is an additional advantage that we are achieving this new milestone in partnership with our longest-tenured franchisee in Europe, United Garage Ltd., which boasts indisputable local expertise and reputation for providing excellent customer service."

Simon Gatt Baldacchino, Managing Director Hertz and Thrifty Malta; COO and Director, United Group of Companies, said: "We are proud that The Hertz Corporation has entrusted United Garage Ltd. with the representation of Thrifty in Malta, confirming our position in the local market. The appointment of Thrifty Car Rental strengthens our commitment to bring a wider choice and excellent service to our customers."

Ron Scerri, General Manager Hertz and Thrifty Malta commented: "Thrifty Malta's superior customer proposition brings a new range of services and options to the country's car rental market. We are looking forward to providing local and international customers with the convenience and great customer care Thrifty is known for internationally."

The Thrifty brand re-launched in Malta under the new management of Hertz's longest-tenured franchise partner in Europe, United Garage Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of United Group. Having been operating the Hertz rent a car business in Malta for over half a century, the company holds an outstanding reputation in the industry.

Thrifty Car Rental has been actively expanding in European markets. The brand is currently present in 49 countries with the latest additions being inPoland, Turkey and Hungary.

About The Hertz Corporation
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly vehicle rental brands in approximately 9,700 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide airport general use vehicle rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Ultimate Choice, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, The Hertz Corporation owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 car sharing business in international markets and sells vehicles through Hertz Car Sales. For more information about The Hertz Corporation, visit:

About United Group
The United Group Of Companies is a diversified organisation operating in Malta mainly within the automotive, retail, and real estate sectors. The origins of the United Group date back to 1926.

United Garage Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of the United Group, is the oldest franchisee in Europe operating Hertz rent a car in Malta for over half a century. Hertz is one of the leading car rental and lease operators in Malta. The company also operates as the multi-brand franchisee for Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar and Firefly rent a car.

SOURCE Hertz Global Holdings Inc.

For further information: Hertz Media Relations, Telephone: (844) 845-2180 (toll free from the U.S.) and (+1) 239-301-6300, Email: