PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/15/2008 -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) announced that Leslie Hunziker has been appointed Staff Vice President, Investor Relations. Hunziker joins Hertz from Tenneco, Inc. where she served as the Executive Director, Investor Relations. Prior to joining Tenneco in 2002, Hunziker served for six years as Senior Vice President for the Financial Relations Board and, prior to that, she served for more than 10 years in a variety of management and consulting positions within the Investor Relations field. Ms. Hunziker succeeds Lauren Babus, who retired on October 31, 2008.
Mark P. Frissora, Hertz's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commenting on Hunziker's appointment, said, "Leslie is a seasoned investor relations professional who has great hands-on experience at Tenneco with institutional and individual debt and equity investors, successfully managing all aspects of the Company's investor relations activities. Leslie has a demonstrated ability to handle a wide variety of investor needs and she will play an integral role in further raising Hertz's profile in the investor community."
While at Tenneco, Hunziker served on the Company's Financial Disclosure Committee. In addition, she spearheaded an odd-lot tender program that resulted in savings for the Company, increased by more than 20% the number of active shareholders among Tenneco's institutional investor base, and increased the number of sell-side equity and debt analysts. Her work on Tenneco's annual reports garnered her awards from NIRI, ARC, American Business Communicators and the League of American Communications Professionals.
Ms. Hunziker holds a BA degree from the Northern Illinois University.
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,100 locations in 144 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 approximately 350 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France and Spain.