As section of its individual bankruptcy submitting final yr, Hertz promised to sell a lot more than 180,000 automobiles from its fleet by the finish of 2020 — just as the selling prices of utilised autos shot up and Americans faced a scarcity of new autos.

Henry Keizer, chairman of Hertz’s board of directors, referred to as the restoration “extraordinary.”

Hertz, which operates other brands together with Thrifty and Dollar, was a single of the first key businesses to file for bankruptcy when the pandemic halted virtually all vacation past 12 months. At the time it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2020, Hertz was currently drowning in more than $18 billion in credit card debt.

“Faced with the epic and unprecedented worries offered by the Covid-19 pandemic, and unfazed by early management modifications, we stayed focused on stabilizing the small business and seizing prospects to mitigate losses and produce price for our stakeholders,” Keizer reported.

Hertz was delivered $5.9 billion in new fairness cash by the company’s new trader team, led by Knighthead Cash Management and Certares Alternatives. The two financial investment firms agreed in March to purchase Hertz and choose it out of personal bankruptcy.

Hertz stated it has lessened corporate financial debt by just about 80%, or nearly $5 billion. Hertz has also “noticeably improved its liquidity to fund operations and long term advancement.”