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HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC. SHAREHOLDERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER THEIR INVESTMENT LOSSES

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (“Hertz” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HTZ) securities between April 24, 2023 and April 27, 2024, inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover Hertz shareholders’ investment losses.

If you purchased securities in Hertz between April 24 2023 and April 27, 2024, inclusive, and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.

According to the Complaint, Defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (i) Hertz had downplayed the financial impact of vehicle depreciation, and/or overstated its ability to track and manage vehicle depreciation; (ii) demand for Hertz’s electric vehicles (“EV”) was not as strong as Defendants had led investors to believe; (iii) Hertz had too many vehicles, particularly EVs, in its fleet to remain profitable; and (iv) Hertz was likely to incur significant losses on the disposition of both its both internal combustion engine (“ICE”) vehicles and EVs.

On April 25, 2024, Hertz announced its first quarter 2024 results, including adjusted diluted earnings-per-share (“EPS”) of -$1.28 for the quarter, well short of the consensus estimate of -$0.43, and far worse than the adjusted diluted EPS of $0.39 that the Company had achieved in the same period the year prior. In discussing these results, Hertz revealed that vehicle depreciation in the quarter increased $588 million, or $339 on a per-unit basis, primarily driven by deterioration in estimated forward residual values and disposition losses on ICE vehicles compared to gains in the prior-year quarter.  The Company also disclosed that, of the $339 per unit increase, $119 was related to EVs held for sale.  Hertz also reported a $195 million charge to vehicle depreciation to write down EVs held for sale that were remaining in inventory at quarter-end to fair value and to recognize the disposition losses on EVs sold in the period.

On this news, Hertz’s stock price fell $1.12 per share, or 19.31%, to close at $4.68 per share on April 25, 2024.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 30, 2024. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.

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