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 March 29, 2006
Vanguard Rental Launches Services In Macedonia

 Vanguard Rental, the parent company for the National and Alamo brands, is expanding its network of services in EMEA with the opening of locations in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Vanguard is partnering with Tuymada, a well established and respected car rental company and travel agency, in order to provide business and leisure travellers with greater choice in this expanding market.

Macedonia is currently building its economy in order to strengthen its bid for membership of the European Union. Offering breathtaking scenery and with borders onto Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria and Greece, it is in prime position to take advantage of the growing tourism market in the area. As industry and commerce continues to grow in the country, this too will undoubtedly provide significant opportunities for the new National and Alamo locations.

The two brands will initially be represented at two locations in Macedonia's capital city - Skopje - at the airport and downtown. A further location is anticipated to open in the historical city in Ohrid later in 2006. With a fleet encompassing compact, intermediate, full size and four wheel drive vehicles and minibuses, domestic and international customers in Macedonia will have the confidence that all their rental needs can be met, backed by the high standards of service already established for the National and Alamo brands throughout EMEA.

Aleksander Gjorgevik, Manager for Tuymada Rent A Car, comments, "We are thrilled to partner with Vanguard, an international brand that shares the same values and commitment to high quality service as we do. Through this partnership, we hope to develop the car rental side of our business and maximise new business opportunities, as increasing numbers of business and leisure travellers come to Macedonia."

Neil Summerville, Vice President of Franchising for Vanguard Rental in EMEA adds, "Macedonia is a great opportunity for us to expand the National and Alamo brands further across the region. This opening consolidates our presence in the region, and we are pleased to be able to extend our services in order to consistently offer our business and travel customers the level of service and comfort they require.

"As an emerging market, Macedonia is experiencing a period of significant growth and we fully anticipate increasing the fleet and services to match this growing demand in the business and leisure markets."