MAACO® Canada Plans Major Expansion

Veteran Franchisees Charlene and Marty Klyne Sign Development Agreement to Build 13 Shops in Alberta and the Prairie Provinces

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - MAACO®, part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, today announced a five-year agreement with long-time Regina, SK franchisees, Charlene and Marty Klyne, for the development of 13 MAACO® Collision Repair & Auto Painting Centers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The Klynes, former owners and operators of MAACO® Regina, have played a variety of roles and been a part of the MAACO® family for more than 25 years. The recipients of many awards, and recognized for the finest in customer satisfaction and quality throughout the chain, the Klyne's Regina MAACO® centre was awarded one of the premier honors in the system when it was named a MAACO® Certified Centre, a designation representing the highest standards for seamless collision repairs and expert spot painting, and the "BEST OF THE BEST" in the MAACO chain.

"MAACO® has been an enormous part of our lives for the last 25 years, and we are looking forward to our next role in the brand's future," says Marty Klyne. "We are excited to be embarking upon this new venture with MAACO®. We will do everything we can to transfer our knowledge and experience to the system and hope to play a big part in growing its footprint and presence in the direct repair and collision space on the Prairies."

"We couldn't be more excited about developing new centers with operators of the Klynes' caliber," says Jose Costa, president, MAACO®. "Under their leadership, we anticipate great success and look forward to contributing to the communities we serve."

About MAACO®
Founded in 1972, MAACO® Collision Repair & Auto Painting (www.maaco.com) repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for approximately 500,000 drivers annually. The 450 franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for over 40 years. MAACO® Canada has 26 locations across the country and the first location was opened in 1975. 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 Driven Brands
The Driven Brands family of automotive companies (www.drivenbrands.com), headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate businesses: MAACO®, "America's Body Shop"; Meineke Car Care Centers® service and repair shops; Econo Lube & Tune; AutoQual®, Aero-Colours® and Drive N Style®.

CONTACT: Marilyn Luna, 305/731-2388, marilyn@rockorange.com

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