Franchise Services of North America Inc. Announces New Franchises for U-Save and Rent A Wreck Canada - Expansion of the system continues both domestically and internationally -

TSX-V Trading Symbol: FSN



    CALGARY, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Franchise Services of North
 America Inc. ("FSNA" or the "Company") announced today the signing of a
 U-Save Master Franchise Agreement for the Country of Mexico, a new U-Save
 airport franchise in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a new Rent A Wreck
 franchise in Gormley, Ontario. The Gormley and Colorado Springs locations
 will open immediately; Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, the first two
 operating locations under the Mexico Master Agreement, are expected to
 begin operating under the U-Save brand later this spring.
 
     "We are extremely excited about these new franchise locations and the
 continued development of the system. The original business model called for
 the company to focus its growth efforts on operating in the top 30 airports
 in North America. Whereas the company has made good progress in reaching
 those goals in the first year since becoming a publicly traded entity, the
 interest in the U-Save brand internationally and from the top 50 airports
 has been very promising and we continue to pursue these opportunities as
 well. The Colorado Springs airport location is particularly interesting as
 they were a member of our ARRC association. As a result of utilizing the
 services and resources available to them through the association they were
 able to grow their business and become a full-fledged U-Save franchise.
 This organic growth is a direct result of the synergies provided between
 the divisions of the Company," commented Robert M. Barton, Executive Vice
 President and Chief Operating Officer of FSNA.
 
     Franchise sales activity continues to be a major focal point of the
 Company's effort to expand the points of distribution and to broaden
 awareness of the U-Save brand internationally and the Rent A Wreck brand in
 Canada. The Company currently has several other candidates under
 consideration to further expand both brands.
 
     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 26 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 January 7, 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 in no way passed upon the merits of this transaction and has neither approved or disapproved the contents of this press release.

SOURCE Franchise Services of North America Inc.

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