Adam Zhu, Vice Chairman of IMG Asia Pacific and Chairman and President of IMG Greater China, said, "This alliance is the perfect fit for David. He will be associated with one of the fastest growing businesses in China and one that is already a sponsor of the CSL. David's popularity in China will also be instrumental to the future growth of CAR. We are very pleased with our leadership role in this exciting partnership."
About China Auto Rental
China Auto Rental Holdings Inc. (CAR) was established in September 2007, and is headquartered in Beijing. As China's largest car rental service provider, CAR is dedicated to providing customers across China with superior car rental services including short-term and long-term rentals, financial leasing, as well as assorted value-added services of roadside assistance, one-way rentals, etc. As of February 2013, CAR operated in 66 major cities, at 52 airports across China with approximately 700 service locations, serving more than 1 million customers and approximately 10,000 corporate clients.
Since establishment, CAR has received outstanding customer and social reviews nationwide. In 2008, CAR served as the official car rental service provider of the 29th Summer Olympic Games, and was awarded the 21st Century Future Star by China Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2009, CAR was listed as one of Forbes China's High Potential Enterprises. In 2010, CAR was named New Fortune's Highest Potential Business Model and China.com's Annual Best Car Rental Service Award. In 2011, CAR received the 5th Management Action Gold Award from Harvard Business Review, Best Service Award by China Brand Festival, and Best Rental Car Company by National Geographic Traveler. CAR was also voted the 2012 Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500, and topped the Chinese Brand Power Index of the Car Rental Industry, becoming the most trustworthy brand of car rental service for customers in China.
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants named CAR the most recognized car rental brand in China, with indisputable leadership in the scale of fleet size, network coverage, market share and revenue.
Legend Holdings, Hertz Corporation and Warburg Pincus are the company's major shareholders.
About David Beckham
David Beckham (David Robert Joseph Beckham, born in May 2nd, 1975), the former England Football Club captain, who has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and other clubs, has won 19 champion titles in his football career. He is the first English player to have won four league champion titles in Europe and North America. He was named English Footballer, European Footballer, and Mr. World Footballer runner-up in 1999 and 2001.
Beckham's achievements in football have vaulted him to international celebrity. In 2008 Beckham acted as London Olympics ambassador and successfully promoted London as the choice to the world. His hard-working, healthy and stylish image is known worldwide.
He also served as spokesperson for Nike, Adidas, Pepsi, Armani and other companies.
In March 2013, Beckham officially became the ambassador of China Youth Football Development and Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL).
On May 16th, 2013, David Beckham announced retirement from his football career in front of the world, concluding a football career full of legend and glory.
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