TSX-V Trading Symbol: FSN
CALGARY, July 24 /CNW/ - Franchise Services of North America Inc. ("FSNA"
or the "Company") announced today the opening of its first operating rental
location for the U-Save brand in Canada. In addition to the U-Save location,
FSNA also announced a new franchisee under the Rent-A-Wreck brand in West
The U-Save franchisee, located in Rexdale, Ontario is the first operating
location to open under the Master Franchise Agreement U-Save entered into in
2007; the Rent-A-Wreck location is a further expansion of the system.
Bob Barton, the Company's Chief Operating Officer, stated, "We are quite
pleased with the opening of the first U-Save rental location in Ontario, and
the progress the Master Franchisee is making to develop the region. Both
U-Save and Rent-A-Wreck continue to sell franchises under their brands, and we
are excited to add the West York, Ontario Rent-A-Wreck location to the
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 27 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.
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, email@example.com