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Maaco And Hertz Team Up

Des Plaines, IL – July 28, 2014 – Maaco, part of Driven Brands family of automotive companies, announces its first ever Hertz on-site Maaco shop. The shop is based on a long standing national relationship between Hertz and Maaco.

Hertz chose Maaco for this project as a result of their experience with the fit and their relationship. Maaco Fleet Solutions value proposition fits Hertz fleet repair needs in numerous ways. It provides unique billing solutions and national warranty on repairs. Hertz recognized the production oriented business model that reduces down time and provides a point of contact for account support. There are cost advantages to using the Maaco Fleet Solution due to Maaco's buying power.

"Hertz is pleased to be partnering with Maaco, opening our first in-house body shop in the Chicago area," commented Sean Bromfield, Hertz Region Vice President. "The onsite body shop allows for greater fleet efficiencies, enabling Hertz to quickly get cars back into its rental fleet. Maaco's efficiency in repair time, superb quality, and flexible billing options ensure that we'll have the fleet available to provide the fastest and easiest rental experience for our customers."

Hertz is one of the largest fleet accounts using Maaco Fleet Solutions. Maaco repairs have been conducted in over 75 markets and most major metro areas.

"Maaco Fleet Solutions is thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Hertz by exploring these unique opportunities," Frank Petrane, Maaco Vice President Fleet Sales adds. "Our value proposition of speed and quality will be an asset to the Hertz repair program by not only reducing downtime, but limiting the movement of their rental units."

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Founded in 1972, MAACO® Auto Painting & Collision Repair ( repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for close to 500,000 drivers annually. The 460 franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for nearly 40 years. MAACO Franchising, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has been cited numerous times by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in its category in the Annual Franchise 500 survey.

About Hertz

Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations in about 145 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 10,090 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchise locations in approximately 75 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 130 major airports in Europe. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services. More information about the company can be found at