Franchise Services of North America Inc. Announces Appointment of William Plamondon as President of Advantage Rent A Car

Franchise Services of North America Inc. Announces Appointment of William 
Plamondon as President of Advantage Rent A Car 
TSX-V Trading Symbol: FSN 
CALGARY, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - FRANCHISE SERVICES OF NORTH AMERICA INC. ("FSNA" 
or the "Company") (FSN.V) is pleased to announce the appointment of William 
Plamondon as President of Advantage Rent A Car. 
Mr. Plamondon will lead the Company's integration of the business of Simply 
Wheelz LLC dba Advantage Rent A Car ("Advantage"), into FSNA's operations. 
Advantage became a wholly-owned subsidiary of FSNA through the recently 
completed merger between FSNA and Adreca Holdings Corp. 
Mr. Plamondon has considerable experience in the rental car industry and began 
his career in franchise development at Budget Rent A Car in 1978. As Vice 
President, franchised operations, Mr. Plamondon built Budget Rent A Car's 
functions in field operations, training and development, and acquisition and 
refranchising. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Plamondon served as the Executive Vice 
President of sales and marketing and later Executive Vice President, North 
America. In 1992, at the direction of Ford Motor Company and Budget's Board 
of Directors, Mr. Plamondon was named President of Budget Rent A Car and was 
appointed Chief Executive Officer the following year. In this capacity, Mr. 
Plamondon was responsible for acquisitions integration, organizational 
development, and cost restructuring at the $2.5 billion company, whose more 
than 3200 locations spanned 117 countries. Following his successful years at 
Budget, Mr. Plamondon served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ANC 
Rental Corporation, the parent company of Alamo Rent A Car and National Car 
Rental, a $2.5 billion dollar global company with over 14,000 employees. 
Commenting on his appointment as President of Advantage, Mr. Plamondon said, 
"I am so pleased to be joining FSNA at this critical juncture. I have been 
impressed with the current Advantage team and look forward to putting my 
experience to work toward building another great brand in car rental." 
The Company would also like to welcome David Mitchell as Chief Financial 
Officer of Advantage and Brian Cicco as Vice President of Human Resources at 
Advantage. 
Commenting on the appointment of the new officers and senior management team 
of Advantage, Thomas P. McDonnell, III, the Company's Chief Executive Officer 
and Chairman said, "We are pleased to welcome Bill, David and Brian to the 
FSNA team. In particular, Bill's years of experience in the car rental space 
will be invaluable as we continue the development and execution of our plans 
to build the fourth largest car rental company in North America." 
About FSNA 
FSNA is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The 
Company and its subsidiaries own the following brands: Advantage Rent A Car, 
U-Save Car & Truck Rental®, U-Save Car Sales, Rent-A-Wreck of Canada, 
PractiCar, Auto Rental Resource Center ("ARRC"), Xpress Rent A Car and 
Peakstone Financial Services. 
Advantage Rent A Car is currently positioned as a brand, and targets 
consumers, in the value-oriented segment of the U.S. rental car market. As 
of July 2013, Advantage will operate from approximately 75 locations servicing 
airports and five additional satellite locations in hotels in Hawaii and Las 
Vegas and has a fleet of approximately 23,000 cars, ranging from economy cars 
to SUVs. Advantage primarily services the leisure segment of the rental car 
market and predominantly operates in key domestic leisure destinations, 
including California, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Hawaii and Arizona. 
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 30 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 11 
different states and 7 countries. 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® and the PractiCar® trademarks for all of Canada. The 
Rent-A-Wreck® system operates a network of 69 franchise locations from 
coast-to-coast in Canada, providing a range of vehicle rental, leasing and 
sales options to its customers. The Rent-A-Wreck® system has been in 
continuous operation in Canada since 1976. 
Caution 
This press release is incorporated by reference into the Circular in respect 
of the merger between FSNA and Adreca Holdings Corp. and other transaction 
contained therein. Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the 
Circular and in this press release, any information released or received with 
respect to the Transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be 
relied upon. Trading in the securities of FSNA should be considered highly 
speculative. 
The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the 
transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this 
press release. 
Forward-Looking Information 
Certain statements made in this news release are forward looking in nature, 
including statements made with respect to Advantage. The words "may," "could," 
"should," "would," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," or 
"outlook" and similar expressions often identify forward-looking information. 
By their nature, forward-looking statements require FSNA to make assumptions 
and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking 
statements contained in this news release are based on certain key 
expectations and assumptions made by FSNA. Although FSNA believes that the 
expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based 
are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking 
statements because FSNA can give no assurance that they will prove to be 
correct. FSNA's forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by 
these cautionary statements. In addition, the forward-looking statements are 
made only as of the date of this news release, and except as required by 
applicable law, FSNA undertakes no obligation to publicly update these 
forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or 
otherwise. 
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that 
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts 
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
For further information on FSNA or any of its operating subsidiaries  please 
contact: 
Thomas P. McDonnell, III Franchise Services of North America Inc. (601) 
713-4333 
SOURCE: Franchise Services of North America Inc. 
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