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1:27 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Dollar Thrifty Update

Tulsa, OK – 2 auto rental giants still seeking Tulsa firm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The board of Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group is still urging stockholders to approve an offer by Hertz Global Holdings for all the stock in Dollar Thrifty.

A stockholder vote on the offer is set for Thursday, despite a request on Monday by Avis Burdget Group to put off the vote until Dec. 30. Avis has also made an offer for Dollar Thrifty's stock.

Hertz' package totals about $1.45 billion, while the Avis bid is estimated at $1.52 billion. However, Dollar Thrifty officials have said they are not sure that Avis could carry out the transaction in timely fashion.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.