TULSA, Okla. /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) today announced that it has granted fifteen new franchises in the past two quarters and has signed contracts for an additional thirteen franchises which are expected to be granted in the next 90 days. The expansion includes nineteen domestic and nine international franchises. Franchisees may open multiple locations under each franchise agreement.
"Franchise operations are an important part of our strategy, allowing us to expand our brand presence in a capital efficient manner into smaller domestic markets, as well as internationally. We are very pleased with the number of new franchises and excited about future opportunities to prudently expand our footprint domestically and internationally," said Scott L. Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer.
As of December 31, 2009, in addition to the 296 Company operated stores, the company has 1,262 franchise locations in 81 countries.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Driven by the mission "Value Every Time," the Company's brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value-conscious travelers in over 80 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have over 600 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada, operating in virtually all of the top U.S. and Canadian airport markets. The Company's approximately 6,000 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an expanding international franchise network.
SOURCE: Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.