Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Acquisition Program Hits Home

Terri Snow
Executive Director -
Corporate Communications
(918) 669-2743

Jason Logan
Corporate Communications
(918) 669-2123

Company Acquires Dollar Rent A Car Franchises in Oklahoma and Nashville

Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 1, 2006: Dollar Thrifty Automotive
Group, Inc.
(NYSE: DTG) today announced the acquisition of the Dollar Rent
A Car franchises in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Nashville. The acquisition, which
includes on-airport locations at each airport, adds approximately 615 cars to
the Company’s corporate fleet. The Dollar Tulsa and Oklahoma City operations
were acquired from OK Rental & Leasing, Inc., owned by Patrick O’Daniels
and Matthew R. Browne. The Dollar Nashville franchise was acquired from Midwest
Rental & Leasing, LLC, owned by Patrick O’Daniels and Howard E. Southerland.
The terms of the transaction, effective today, were not disclosed.

“These acquisitions are of particular importance to our acquisition program
which we initiated in December 2002, “Jay Foley, Senior Executive Vice
President – Corporate Operations, said. “We now operate the Dollar
brand corporately throughout our home state of Oklahoma which creates operational
synergy opportunities as well as additional customer choices such as one way
rentals and choices on drop locations. We look forward to welcoming the traveling
public to the “Sooner State” as well as serving our local neighbors
with their transportation needs.

“On another positive note, we are very excited to be operating corporately
at Nashville International Airport. With Music City being one of the top tourist
destinations as well as the city quickly becoming a hub of corporate development,
this location fits perfectly into our corporate operations.”

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered
in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Driven by the mission “Value Every Time,” the
Company's brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value-conscious
travelers in approximately 70 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately
800 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada, and
they have operations at most major airports. The Company's more than 8,000 employees
are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through
an expanding international franchise network. For additional information, visit

Some of the statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Although Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. believes such forward-looking
statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees
of future performance and certain factors could cause results to differ materially
from current expectations. These factors include: price and product competition;
access to reservation distribution channels; economic and competitive conditions
in markets and countries where the companies' customers reside and where the
companies and their franchisees operate; natural hazards or catastrophes; incidents
of terrorism; airline travel patterns; changes in capital availability or cost;
costs and other terms related to the acquisition and disposition of automobiles;
systems or communications failures; costs of conducting business and changes
in structure or operations; and certain regulatory and environmental matters
and litigation risks. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties, among
others, materialize, actual results could vary from those estimated, anticipated
or projected. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. undertakes no obligation
to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions,
the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results
over time.

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