EUROPCAR CEO WINS AWARD

EUROPCAR CEO SALVATORE CATANIA IS AWARDED A WORLD TRAVEL AWARD FOR CAR RENTAL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Europcar International CEO, Salvatore Catania, has been presented with a prestigious World Travel Award for ‘Car rental travel personality of the year’ at the World Travel Market in London.

The award was voted for by 200 tourism ministers from around the world and Mr Catania beat off stiff competition to secure the accolade; Craig Koch, Chief Executive of Hertz, Regina Sixt, President of Sixt and F. Robert Salemo, President and CEO of Avis.

The winner’s trophy was presented to Mr Catania, on the Europcar stand by Graham Cooke, President of the World Travel Awards.

“I am really delighted and honoured to receive this award, and it is a privilege for me, for Europcar and for all my team,” said Mr Catania. “Even though this award is a personal recognition, I’d like to share it with all the members of the Europcar community. I strongly believe that this award is the result of the great performance of Europcar and the strong commitment and dedication of all in our organisation.”

The presentation to Mr Catania, takes Europcar’s tally of 2006 World Travel Awards to an impressive nine in total. Europcar was also awarded; World’s leading leisure car rental company, Europe’s leading car hire company, Africa’s leading car hire company, Australasia’s leading car hire company, Caribbean’s leading car hire company, Central & Latin America’s leading car hire company, Middle East’s leading car hire company, South America’s leading car hire company.

About Europcar: Europcar is the leading European car rental firm and is fully owned by Eurazeo, one of the top listed investment companies in Europe.

The Europcar network includes more than 2,900 rental agencies in over 147 countries. In 2005 with an average fleet of more than 220,000 rental vehicles with close to seven million hire contracts, Europcar generated revenues of € 1.28 billion, up by nine per cent versus 2004. The Group has 5,200 employees.

Eurazeo is an investment company with close to five billion euros in diversified assets and a market capitalization of more than four billion euros. Backed by 150 years of experience and a strong financial base, Eurazeo’s strategy is either to acquire the majority or to hold an influential position in companies with important growth potential. Contact:

For further information please contact:

EUROPCAR International S.A.S.U.
Christoph Wolf
Director Communications
Tel: +33 (0) 1 30 44 98 00
Fax: +33 (0) 1 30 44 94 45
Email: wolfc@mail.europcar.com

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