Franchise Services of North America Inc. Expands into Seattle-Tacoma Airport



    - Expansion Into Major Airport Markets Continues -

    TSX-V Trading Symbol: FSN

    CALGARY, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Franchise Services of North America Inc. ("FSNA"
or the "Company") announced today the sale of the U-Save franchise for the
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
    Bob Barton, the Company's Chief Operating Officer, stated, "The sale of
the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a big step in our continued
efforts to expand the U-Save presence in the airport markets. The location is
open and operating as of today and we have already generated advanced
reservations for the location through our reservation channels."

    About FSNA
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    FSNA is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The
Company and its subsidiaries own the following brands: U-Save Car & Truck
Rental, U-Save Car Sales, Rent-A-Wreck of Canada, Auto Rental Resource Center
("ARRC"), Xpress Rent A Car and Peakstone Financial Services.
    U-Save, together with its subsidiary ARRC, has over 1,100 locations
throughout the United States and is one of North America's largest franchise
car rental companies. Having primarily serviced the local market for the past
25 years, the Company is expanding into the airport market with plans for the
opening of airport locations in the top 30 markets in the United States and
the major airports in Canada. U-Save currently services 28 airport markets in
14 different states. U-Save Car Sales is an expansion of the U-Save brand into
the car sales market, and provides goods and services to car sales operators
looking to affiliate with a national brand.
    Practicar Systems Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of FSNA) owns the
rights to the Rent-A-Wreck(R) trademark for all of Canada. The Rent-A-Wreck(R)
system operates a network of 53 franchises from coast-to-coast in Canada,
providing a range of vehicle rental, leasing and sales options to its
customers. The Rent-A-Wreck(R) system has been in continuous operation in
Canada since 1976.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
    contents of this press release.

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For further information:

For further information: on FSNA or any of its operating subsidiaries
please contact: Alison Tullis, CHF Investor Relations, (416) 868-1079 x 233,
Alison@chfir.com; Robert M. Barton, Chief Operating Officer, FSNA, (601)
713-4333 x 116, bob.barton@usave.com


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