PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis
Budget Group has been inducted into the Women's Business
Enterprise (WBE) Hall of Fame for its ongoing support of
women-owned businesses. Presented by the American Institute
of Diversity and Commerce, the national award honors
companies, organizations and individuals that have
demonstrated exemplary leadership and support in the success
of women's business enterprise initiatives.
"We are committed to operational excellence and that
entails embracing diverse suppliers," said Ronald L.
Nelson, Avis Budget Group chairman and chief executive
officer. "This commitment has enabled us to form great
partnerships with hundreds of women-owned, minority-owned and
small-businesses who have contributed to our success. We are
proud to be named to the Hall of Fame."
Avis Budget Group has a long-standing tradition of supporting
diverse suppliers. The Company is a member of the Women's
Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and has been
recognized as one of America's Top Corporations for
Women's Business Enterprises for 12 consecutive years.
Avis Budget Group is also a corporate member of the Airport
Minority Advisory Council, the Billion Dollar Roundtable, the
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the New York & New
Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., the
National Minority Supplier Development Council, the United
States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the United States Pan
Asian American Chamber of Commerce, WEConnect Canada, the
Women's Presidents' Educational Organization and the
Women Presidents' Organization.
About Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) is a leading global
provider of vehicle rental services through its Avis and
Budget brands, with 10,000 rental locations in approximately
175 countries around the world. 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 29,000 employees and is headquartered in