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Sixt and Walser Automotive Group enter Franchise Agreement

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Aug. 12, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the signing of a franchise agreement with Walser Automotive Group. Walser will open a Sixt rent a car franchise to service Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as open additional Sixt franchise locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

"Sixt is thrilled to have Walser join the Sixt franchise system. Walser has consistently strived to revolutionize the customer experience they provide in all facets of their business, and is a progressive dealer group with a strong presence in Minnesota for over fifty years. This provides a solid foundation for expansion of the Sixt franchise network into the state," commented Craig Olson, Executive Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt. "Large dealership groups like Walser are a great fit for the Sixt franchise system, as their core strengths can be leveraged to maximize the potential of the car rental business."

"We believe that incorporating Sixt's premium car rental model into our existing portfolio of businesses will be of great benefit to our operations," commented Paul Walser, CEO of Walser Automotive Group. "Expanding our business into the airport and downtown car rental market is a priority for us and it's great to be part of a fast-growing franchise system like Sixt. We look forward to growing our network of Sixt locations as the Sixt network expands throughout the US."

Car dealership owners, independent rental car operators, and entrepreneurs are great candidates for Sixt franchises. The Sixt franchise system is a proven international success, with more than 80 master franchisees operating from nearly 1,100 worldwide locations. In the U.S., Sixt is represented in twelve states, with franchisees already operating locations in eight of those states. Sixt also operates corporate branches in Los Angeles, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Seattle ( Sixt is actively seeking growth-oriented franchisees in an initiative to expand its franchise network into the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America as part of its effort to further internationalize the group's business.

Sixt is Germany's leading mobility service provider with a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. Throughout Europe and internationally, Sixt is expanding with great success. U.S. and international 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 and/or contact Craig Olson, VP North America Franchise Development at 954-874-1786 or[i].

About Walser Automotive Group

Walser Automotive Group (WAG) is a progressive dealer group that has been operating with a strong presence in Minnesota for over 50 years. WAG currently operates nine dealerships representing 15 brands across the Twin Cities metro area, and also operates businesses in ten other trades while employing over 1,100 people.

With four generations of Walsers involved in the business over the years, longevity and a commitment to customers and the community are integral components of their business philosophy. WAG's vision is founded with a focus on customer satisfaction and innovation – Starting with pioneering a no-negotiation, commission-free, team-based sales environment in the Twin Cities. This focus continues with a flagship endeavor of an industry leading proprietary funding technology (FUSE) that was launched in 2013, and designed to support and increase customer satisfaction. WAG focus and prides themselves on selecting third party partnerships to create product and technology enhancements to drive efficiency for their organization and industry.

WAG operations are centralized in a corporate structure, supported with a Human Resources led training program and a state of the art BDC center of operations. WAG also expands their community support by way of the Walser Foundation, a foundation that distributes 5% of pre-tax Walser earnings to Twin Cities community organizations that improve quality of life for Twin Cities residents through education, health and human services, and family support services.

Walser Automotive Group is proud to operate under a set of values that supports their employees and the communities they serve.

About Sixt

Headquartered in Pullach near Munich, Sixt SE is a leading international provider of premium mobility services for business and corporate customers as well as private travellers. Sixt is represented in more than 100 countries around the world and is continually expanding its presence. Sixt is the only international provider to develop flexible and tailored concepts for its customers that integrate rental, leasing, car sharing and limousine service products. Strengths such as the high number of premium brands in the vehicle fleet, employees' consistent focus on service and good value for money have enabled the company, which was founded in 1912, to establish an excellent market position. The company collaborates with prestigious hotels, popular airlines and a range of renowned service providers from the tourism industry. The Sixt Group generates sales revenues of EUR 1.66 billion (2013).

[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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