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PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC, has amended its corporate revolving credit facility, extending the maturity date to 2018, expanding borrowing capacity to $1.65 billion, and reducing its borrowing spread under the facility by 75 basis points.
"Our ability to amend our revolving credit facility at more favorable terms while extending its maturity reflects the strong fundamentals of our business," said David B. Wyshner, Avis Budget Group senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.
The Company expects to generate more than $5 million in annual interest expense savings as a result of the transaction. In addition, the Company expects that the terms and conditions of the amended credit facility will provide it with additional financial flexibility to pursue its strategic objectives.
About Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than 790,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 30,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More information is available at
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