The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HRZ) has announced that its Board of Directors has formed a Special Committee to consider the previously announced proposal from Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to acquire, through a merger, all of the outstanding shares of Hertz' stock that are not currently owned by Ford at a cash price of $30 per share of Hertz Class A common stock. Ford currently owns approximately 81.5% of Hertz' common stock.

The Special Committee is comprised of Louis C. Burnett, Managing Partner, Secura Burnett Company LLC; Michael T. Monahan, President, Monahan Enterprises, LLC and Chairman, Munder Capital Management; and John M. Thompson, Vice Chairman of the Board, IBM Corporation.

Hertz is the world's largest car rental company and a leading industrial and construction equipment rental business. Headquartered in Park Ridge, NJ, Hertz operates from approximately 6,500 locations in the U.S. and in over 140 foreign countries.