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NATIONAL CAR NAMES MCKENNA CHAIRMAN AND COO; MURPHY ELECTED CHAIRMAN, WASIK RESIGNS

 NATIONAL CAR NAMES MCKENNA CHAIRMAN AND COO;
 MURPHY ELECTED CHAIRMAN, WASIK RESIGNS
 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Car Rental System, Inc., board of directors announced today the appointment of Robert J. McKenna to the position of president and chief operating officer. McKenna has 25 years experience in the car rental industry, including the last five years as executive vice president - operations for National. McKenna will continue as a member of the board and will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the company.
 The board also announced Thomas N. Murphy, a senior executive with General Motors Corporation and a member of the National board, has been elected chairman of the board. Murphy has been placed on special assignment by General Motors to work full-time with National.
 Vincent A. Wasik has resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of the company, and will continue as a consultant to National.
 National is a recognized leader in customer satisfaction in the car rental industry and will continue the development and roll-out of such technologically-based service innovations as the Emerald Aisle and Emerald Aisle Smart Key machine.
 National Car Rental features General Motors vehicles, and services over 4,600 locations worldwide with its partners Tilden in Canada, Nippon Rent-a-Car in Japan, and Europcar in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. ROBERT J. MCKENNA:
 Before being named National Car Rental System, Inc. president and chief operating officer, Robert J. McKenna served as National's vice president - operations and has been a member of the National board of directors for the past five years.
 Before joining National in 1987, he was senior vice president and general manager of the Avis rent-a-car operation. He entered the car rental industry in 1960 as a sales representative for Hertz in New York. For over 22 years he held various positions within the rent-a-car division of Hertz as well as executive vice president and general manager of the Hertz truck division, and president of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation.
 In 1982 McKenna joined Holland America Line, holding the positions of senior vice president of operations and then president of Holland America Cruises. He is a past president of and currently serves on the board of directors of the American Car Rental Association. THOMAS N. MURPHY:
 New National Car Rental Chairman of the Board Thomas N. Murphy has been group director of finance for the General Motors Buick-Oldsmobile- Cadillac Group since June 1989.
 He began his career with General Motors in 1953 as a college student trainee at the General Motors Central Office. Upon his graduation from the University of Detroit in 1954, he joined GM's financial staff and held positions of increasing responsibility.
 In 1973 he was named divisional comptroller of the Delco Products Division of General Motors in Dayton, Ohio. In 1974 Murphy became Divisional Comptroller of the Chevrolet Motor Division, and in 1981, divisional comptroller of the Cadillac Motor Division. After General Motors' reorganization, he served as director of finance for B-O-C's Cadillac operations and subsequently became director of finance for the Flint Automotive Division. Murphy holds a bachelor's degree in finance.
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 /CONTACT: Michael J. Olsen of National, 612-830-2537/ CO: National Car Rental System, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: SU: PER


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