Franchise Services of North America Inc. Announces New Franchisees; Robert Barton, COO, new President of American Car Rental Association TSX-V Trading Symbol: FSN



    CALGARY, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - FRANCHISE SERVICES OF NORTH
 AMERICA INC. ("FSNA" or the "Company") announced today the sale of the
 U-Save franchise for San Diego International Airport, two new Rent A Wreck
 Franchises, one in Sudbury, Ontario, and a two-location franchise for
 Terrace and Kitmat, British Columbia. The Company also announced that
 Robert M. Barton, it's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 has been elected to be the new President of the American Car Rental
 Association ("ACRA").
 
     "We continue our efforts to expand the U-Save presence in the top
 leisure airport markets. San Diego is a big step in that direction. Our
 continued development of the Rent A Wreck system in Canada is also doing
 quite well, with the addition of these three new locations. Bob's
 appointment to be the new President of ACRA is a reflection of his hard
 work and dedication. It is especially gratifying to have this recognition
 acknowledged by your peers," said Sandy Miller, Co-Chairman of the company,
 and also a past President of ACRA.
 
     About FSNA
 
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     FSNA is a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange. The
 company and its subsidiaries own the following brands: U-Save Car & Truck
 Rental, U-Save Car Sales, Rent-A-Wreck of Canada, Auto Rental Resource
 Center ("ARRC"), Xpress Rent A Car and Peakstone Insurance.
 
     U-Save, 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
 25 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 27 airport
 markets in 14 different states. 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(R) trademark for all of Canada. The
 Rent-A-Wreck(R) system operates a network of 50 franchises from
 coast-to-coast in Canada, providing a range of vehicle rental, leasing and
 sales options to its customers. The Rent-A-Wreck(R) system has been in
 continuous operation in Canada since 1976.
 
     Forward-Looking Information
 
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     Certain information included in this press release is of a
 forward-looking nature. Forward-looking information is subject to known and
 unknown risks, as well as uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly,
 actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in
 forward-looking information. Some of the risks, uncertainties and other
 factors affecting FSNA are discussed in our public filings with the
 securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Copies of FSNA's Canadian
 filings, including our most recent management information circular, annual
 information form, interim financial statements, material change reports and
 news releases, are available online at www.sedar.com. Information in this
 document is presented as of February 26, 2008 and is subject to change
 after this date. However, FSNA disclaims any intention or obligation to
 update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
     The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
 
     contents of this press release.
 
 
 

SOURCE Franchise Services of North America Inc.

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