Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Zipcar's VP of European Development Meet on Expansion and Economic Growth in the UK and Massachusetts

By Zipcar, PRNE
Thursday, March 17, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 18, 2011 - Yesterday, as part of his trade mission to the UK, Massachusetts Governor
Deval Patrick met with Brett Akker, Vice President of European Development
for Zipcar, Inc., to discuss the Massachusetts-based company's recent
expansion in the United Kingdom.

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Governor Patrick's trade mission to the UK focused on business expansion,
job growth and collaboration, and aimed to stimulate new investment and
partnerships between businesses and organizations in Massachusetts and the

"Zipcar is a prime example of a Commonwealth-based company which has
established increased operations in the UK, while continuing to demonstrate
significant new job creation and economic growth right here in
Massachusetts," said Governor Patrick.

Over the past two years from 2008 to 2010, Zipcar, the world's leading
car sharing network, expanded employment at the company's home office in
Cambridge, MA and regional office in Boston by 53 percent. In April 2010,
Zipcar announced the acquisition of Streetcar, the largest car sharing
company in the UK.

"The integration of Zipcar and Streetcar brings the two companies
together to create a single, global brand, and acts as a foundation for
expanding the economic and environmental benefits of car sharing through a
large scale network across Europe, while continuing to grow in the US," said

About Zipcar

Zipcar is the world's leading car sharing network with more than 550,000
members and approximately 8,000 vehicles located in major metropolitan areas
and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada and the United
. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles
by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to
the high costs and hassles of owning a car. More information is available at

Zipcar and the Zipcar logo are trademarks of Zipcar, Inc.

Colleen McCormick, +1-617-336-4342, cmccormick at

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