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Sixt Announces its First US Franchise Location and Canada Franchise Initiative

April 3, 2013

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sixt AG and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the opening of their first U.S. franchise location. The new outlet will service car rental customers from the Tampa International Airport. Sixt is actively seeking growth oriented franchisees in an initiative to expand its franchise network into the U.S. and Canada as part of its effort to further internationalize the group’s business.

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“We are thrilled to have our first U.S. franchise location open for business just a few short months after the official launch of our U.S. sales effort. Tampa is one of the top travel destinations in the U.S., and Sixt’s Tampa location is ready to service both business and leisure travelers,” commented Craig Olson, Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt Franchise USA, LLC. “Interest in joining the Sixt franchise system has been very strong, and we have already signed Franchise Agreements for more major U.S. airport markets, including the Las Vegas market. There are many great airport and local markets still available. We have also completed the necessary steps to begin franchising in Canada. Independent car rental operators and entrepreneurs are excited to get in on the ground floor of our U.S. & Canadian expansion. Additional franchise locations will be opening throughout the year, and Sixt will continue to add new franchisees to facilitate its growth in U.S. & Canadian markets.”

The Sixt franchise system is a proven international success, with more than 80 master franchisees operating from roughly 1,000 worldwide locations. In the U.S., Sixt operates corporate branches in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Seattle (www.sixt.com). Sixt plans to further expand in the U.S. with a step by step, measured approach of corporate expansion along with the addition of growth oriented local franchisees.

Sixt is Germany’s leading mobility service provider. Throughout Europe and internationally, Sixt is expanding with great success. U.S. and Canada franchise expansion fits in with Sixt’s long term strategy to cover all aspects of mobility by supplying innovative, universally useful and top-quality services.

Franchise Information:

Those interested in Sixt Franchise Opportunities can visit sixt-franchise.com and/or contact Craig Olson, VP North America Franchise Development at 954-874-1786 or craig.olson@sixt.com[i].

About Sixt:

Sixt AG, with its registered office in Pullach, near Munich, is an international provider of integrated mobility services. Founded in 1912, the company, together with its franchisees and partners, is represented in more than 100 countries. Sixt is the market leader for car rentals in Germany and Austria and one of the biggest OEM-manufacturer-independent full-service leasing providers. The Sixt Group generated a turnover of 1.6 billion euro in 2012 and employs around 3000 people worldwide (excluding franchisees).

[i] Sixt offers franchises solely by means of a Franchise Disclosure Document. Certain states and foreign countries have laws governing the offer and sale of franchises. Sixt will not offer franchises to residents of those states or countries before complying with all applicable legal requirements in those jurisdictions.

SOURCE Sixt Franchise USA, LLC


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