Westfield Receives Hertz Partnership Award


The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) is pleased to announce Westfield Insurance as one of the 2010 Hertz Partnership Award winners. The award recognizes key corporate accounts throughout the world that have committed to developing a solid business partnership demonstrated by significant growth through collaboration.

"Hertz has enjoyed a mutually beneficial business relationship with Westfield Insurance and we’re pleased to recognize Westfield Insurance with the Hertz Partnership Award," commented Robert Stuart, Senior Vice President, Global Sales for Hertz. "Both Westfield Insurance and Hertz embrace creativity and innovation and we’ve worked closely together over the past year to take full advantage of the opportunities our partnership delivers. Like Hertz, Westfield Insurance prides itself on providing customers with peace of mind and protection and, together, we’re able to deliver Westfield Insurance customers with replacement vehicles when needed."

"Westfield is honored to be recognized as a valued partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Hertz as we both strive to provide our customers with exceptional service and added value," commented Michael Prandi, National Claims Leader.

Operating from approximately 1,850 suburban locations, Hertz has been serving the replacement industry for approximately 10 years. In the US, Hertz Local Edition reach customers in the top 50 metropolitan areas, offering customers cars for their replacement rental, business and vacation needs.

Hertz Local Edition provides customers with a full range of rental vehicles including compact through full-size cars and SUVs. Pick-up and drop-off service, insurance replacement rentals, and Hertz #1 Club Gold counter service are available. Vehicles equipped with Hertz’s in-car global positioning system, NeverLost®, or SIRIUS Satellite Radio may be requested at time of reservation. In addition, as with all Hertz corporate locations, vehicles are available for rental with unlimited mileage and all rate structures are honored, including one-way, inter-city rates.

One of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, Westfield’s winning vision embraces innovation and opportunities in a changing world. Westfield prides itself on the relationships it builds with employees, business partners and customers. The Company’s promise of protection is supported by its commitment to service excellence. The Company has been rated “A” (Excellent) for financial strength by A.M. Best, is a partner with Ford Motor Company Fund and The Governors Highway Safety Association for Driving Skills for Life and has been named one of North America’s Top Small to Mid-size Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates.

In business for more than 160 years, Westfield Insurance provides commercial and personal insurance and surety services to customers in 28 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups and markets its products through more than 1,200 leading independent insurance agencies. Westfield Group provides banking through Westfield BankSM and agency support through Westfield Services, Inc. Learn more about Westfield Insurance at www.westfieldinsurance.com.

Hertz, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 8,300 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 81 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company’s Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through approximately 350 branches in the United States, Canada, France, Spain and China.

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