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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. Breaks $100,000 Barrier in Contributions to Oklahoma Schools

DTG Awards $44,858 in Grants to Oklahoma Schools in 2003-04 in Fifth Year of Neighbors Together for Schools(R) Program

TULSA, Okla., March 29 -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. today announced that it has exceeded the $100,000 level in financial grants awarded to Oklahoma teachers as part of its Neighbors Together for Schools(R) program. In the 2003-04 school year alone, the company has awarded $44,858.00 in financial grants to 100 teachers in 23 Oklahoma school districts and five private schools. In the five years of the program, the company has awarded $110,298 in classroom grants.

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This year's program has impacted an estimated 19,000 children in grades K-12, funding special classroom projects that were deemed "above and beyond" the ordinary by Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. Grants were awarded to an array of programs, including:

   -- A student exchange program with China;
   -- the purchase of computer "graphing" software to teach data analysis;
   -- sponsorship of a school team attending a speech tournament at Harvard
      University and touring historical sites; and
   -- field trips to Alabaster Caverns in Freedom, Oklahoma, to study water

"I can think of no more deserving a group to receive this money than Oklahoma teachers and the ultimate beneficiaries, Oklahoma students," said DTG President and CEO Gary Paxton. "Again and again, teachers continue to impress us with their creativity in putting together educational programs that challenge our children. Though school budgets continue to be tight, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group is committed to helping teachers maximize their impact in the classroom. The $100,000 we've injected into Oklahoma's schools has been magnified many times over due to the resourcefulness of our teachers."

In the company's Neighbors Together for Schools program, classroom grants up to a maximum of $500 are awarded to Oklahoma teachers who have the child of a Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group employee in their classroom. The company employs approximately 1,500 employees in Oklahoma.

   Teachers who have received grants to date include:
   -- Gayla Anderson, Greenwood Elementary School, Tahlequah, $490.
   -- Ken Anderson, Union Sixth/Seven Grade Center, Tulsa, $150.
   -- Meghan Austin, Owasso Seventh Grade Center, Owasso, $270.
   -- Laura Barnes, Carver Middle School, Tulsa, $490.
   -- Sherry Beeson, Owasso High School, Owasso, $310.
   -- Julie Belk, Berryhill Elementary School, Tulsa, $1,000 (two grants).
   -- Tiffani Boxrucker, Pratt Elementary School, Sand Springs, $500.
   -- Jacci Bridgeman, Sperry Public Schools, Sperry, $450.
   -- Leslie Bridges, Keys School, Park Hill, $500.
   -- Linda Brown, Grissom Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Pam Cacy, South Heights Elementary School, Sapulpa, $500.
   -- Dorothy Carns, Carver Middle School, Tulsa, $300.
   -- Jodi Carrico, Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center, Tulsa, $450.
   -- Vickie Chamberlain, Collinsville Middle School, Collinsville, $499.
   -- Sally Clark, Arrow Springs Elementary School, Broken Arrow, $885
      (two grants).
   -- Maryde Conner, Berryhill Elementary School, Tulsa, $350.
   -- Linda Cypert, Riverfield Country Day School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Laura Daniel, Grissom Elementary School, Tulsa, $410.
   -- Pearlie Daniels, Beggs Elementary School, Beggs, $400.
   -- Michelle Deyoe, Jenks Public Schools, Jenks, $250.
   -- Karen Dotson, Skelly Elementary School, Tulsa, $495.
   -- Karla Dyess, Wolf Creek Elementary, Broken Arrow, $390.
   -- Chris England, Arrow Springs Elementary School, Broken Arrow, $500.
   -- Phyllis Fater, Glenpool Elementary School, Glenpool, $440.
   -- Clydia Forehand, Grissom Elementary School, Tulsa, $460.
   -- Karen Fowlkes, Grissom Elementary School, Tulsa, $490.
   -- Debbie Garner, Berryhill Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Joseph Gibson, Keys High School, Park Hill, $500.
   -- Bridget Cunningham, Arrow Springs Elementary School, Broken Arrow,
   -- Michelle Fry, Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center, Tulsa, $490.
   -- Deborah Givens, Carver Middle School, Tulsa, $450.
   -- Pam Green, Beggs Elementary School, Beggs, $500.
   -- Daniel Greene, Sequoyah Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Carol Guinn, Berryhill Public Schools, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Ed Hamilton, Berryhill Elementary School, Tulsa, $450.
   -- Susan Hart, Limestone Elementary School, Sand Springs, $350.
   -- Nita Hayes, Keys Elementary School, Park Hill, $500.
   -- Dawn Henley, Haskell Middle School, Broken Arrow, $500.
   -- Beth Hensley, Jenks West Elementary School, Jenks, $500.
   -- Therisa Hodge, Shady Grove School, Hulbert, $470.
   -- Kathleen Hoey, Charles Page High School, Sand Springs, $500.
   -- Darla Holden, Rejoice Christian School, Owasso, $500.
   -- Darron Hummingbird, Coweta Junior High School, Coweta, $1,000
      (two grants).
   -- Landon Isham, Mannford Middle School, Mannford, $500.
   -- Julee Jones, Emerson Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Lynda Jones, Shady Grove School, Hulbert, $500.
   -- Karla Kidd, Helen Paul Learning Center, Catoosa, $500.
   -- Brad Kusik, Berryhill Jr. High School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Michele Lasker, Byrd Middle School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Marilyn Lippard, St. Pius X School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Heather Lobser, Immanuel Christian Academy, Broken Arrow, $500.
   -- Richard Lormer, Northwest Elementary School, Coweta, $500.
   -- Sandra Magee, Grissom Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Steven Mann, Wolf Creek Elementary School, Broken Arrow, $490.
   -- Paula Marouk, Lynn Wood Elementary School, Broken Arrow, $110.
   -- Maureen Marshall, St. Pius X School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Nancy Massey, Union Sixth & Seventh Grade Center, Tulsa, $247.
   -- Jessica Matthews, Keys High School, Parkhill, $500.
   -- Carmen McAlester, Wilburton High School, Wilburton, $500.
   -- Matsy McCabe, Childers Middle School, Broken Arrow, $490.
   -- Kartina McDaniel, Emerson Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Suzi McMahan, Bixby North Elementary School, Bixby, $500.
   -- Patricia Moor, Northwest Elementary School, Coweta, $500.
   -- Pat Mumford, Cooper/Disney Elementary School, Tulsa, $410.
   -- Donna Myers, Herald Elementary School, Collinsville, $500.
   -- Joey Newsom, Thoreau Demonstration Academy, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Garry Nichols, Byrd Middle School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Mary Jo Othon, St. Pius X School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Kye Payne, Berryhill Junior High School, Tulsa, $450.
   -- Melissa Pearson, Grissom Elementary School, Tulsa, $420.
   -- Tobye Perkins, Clyde Boyd Middle School, Sand Springs, $500.
   -- Michael R. Peters, Tahlequah High School, Tahlequah, $500.
   -- Sandra Powell, Verdigris High School, Claremore, $500.
   -- Stephenie Powell, Limestone Elementary School, Sand Springs, $285.
   -- Sheryle Powers, Country Lane Elementary School, Broken Arrow, $200.
   -- Rhonda Ratliff, Salk Elementary School, Tulsa, $375.
   -- J. Harvey Scott, Berryhill Elementary School, Tulsa, $140.
   -- Lisa Slaton, Marquette Catholic School, Tulsa, $400.
   -- Sarah Sousa, Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center, Tulsa, $250.
   -- Valerie Spreiter, Verdigris Middle School, Claremore, $500.
   -- Jennifer Starr, MacArthur Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Susan Stinnett, Greenwood Elementary School, Tahlequah, $500.
   -- Judy Stratton, Keys School, Park Hill, $350.
   -- Marjory Taylor, Lone Star Elementary School, Sapulpa, $500.
   -- Van Toyne, Arrow Springs Elementary, Broken Arrow, $500.
   -- Lezle Treadwell, Verdigris High School, Claremore, $330.
   -- Jennifer Tuttle, Glenpool Elementary School, Glenpool, $470.
   -- Linda Vanderboegh, Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Darcy Wadsworth, Oologah Lower Elementary School, Oologah, $450.
   -- Donna Webb, Brassfield Fifth/Sixth Grade Center, Bixby, $500.
   -- Susan West, Marquette Catholic School, Tulsa, $440.
   -- Katie White, MacArthur Elementary, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Annette Wiggins, Dove Science Academy, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Kerry Wiley, Oliver Middle School, Broken Arrow, $400.
   -- Sondra Williamson, Zarrow International, Tulsa, $462.
   -- Pamela Worth, MacArthur Elementary School, Tulsa, $500.
   -- Sherry Yount, Keys Elementary School, Park Hill, $500.

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 7,000 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an ever expanding franchise network. For additional information, visit .

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