Sixt AG, Germany's largest car rental company and one of the leading vendor-neutral and non-bank full-service leasing providers, has won the renowned "Business Traveller Award 2006" in the category of "Best Car Rental Company in Europe". According to this ranking, Sixt clearly surpassed the competition in fulfilling the central quality and performance criteria for car rental in Europe, among them a top price/performance ratio, an easy and straight-forward rental process, high vehicle quality and the solid know-how of the employees. The awards ceremony was held this morning within the context of a gala event in Frankfurt.

The "Business Traveller Award" is conferred yearly by the readers of the trade publication "Business Traveller". The award is considered to be a true public choice prize, as the publisher and editors of the trade publication exercise no influence at all on the readers' vote. Over 700 readers took part in voting for the "Business Traveller Award 2006". Last year the readers selected Sixt as being the best car rental company in Germany.

"We are very pleased by this award" exclaimed Hans-Norbert Topp, head of sales at Sixt AG. "This prize is the best proof that not only sheer size alone, but rather excellent quality of service and a dedicated orientation to the customer are decisive in Europe. Furthermore, we are of course very pleased that, along with the numerous customers worldwide who trust in our brand, now the readers of Business Traveller have honoured the international performance of Sixt. We will continue to do everything possible to comprehensively fulfil the needs of customers around the world with innovative products, excellent service and low prices."

About Sixt
Sixt AG is an international provider of mobility services. The core business of the company, founded in 1912, is car rental and leasing. This is supplemented by extensive mobility services such as car sales and travel products. Together with licensees and partners, Sixt is present worldwide with over 3,500 car-rental offices and service points.

Rentals: Sixt provides rental cars in over 85 countries and is the market leader in Germany and Austria. A global network of cooperation partners also makes Sixt one of the world's leading car-rental companies. The low-cost offering SIXTI is a standalone brand within the car-rental division and serves the lower price segment.

Leasing: Sixt Leasing AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sixt AG and one of Germany's leading leasing companies independent of any manufacturer or bank. It offers private and corporate customers attractive vehicle leasing rates, comprehensive full-service leasing, expert car-pool management and individual fleet consulting.

Car sales: Sixt offers an extensive range of new, nearly new and used cars plus service at Sixt Autoland in Garching near Munich and online at

Travel: The mobility service provider also offers online flight and hotel reservations and other services such as Sixt Holiday Cars.