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11/24/15Aaron's and "Despierta America" Surprise Maria Sahagun, Winner of the "Wake Up in Your New Home" Contest, with Home Full of Furniture
ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, in partnership with Univision Network's "Despierta America," surprised Maria Sahagun, a resident of Rialto, California, with new furniture, a prize package valued at more than $24,000, which will fill her entire home as a part of the first "Despierta En Tu Nuevo Hogar" (Wake Up in Your New Home) c... 
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11/16/15Aaron's Unveils 9th Renovated Keystone Club in 2015 at Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/16/15 -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) last Thursday to surprise teens with a newly renovated Keystone teen center at the Beaches Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. With input from the teen members, Aaron's associates and Club officials went to... 
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11/10/15Aaron's Salutes Military Families with 11 Veterans Day Room Makeovers on 11/11
Year-round discount program for veterans, active military and their families launches on Nov. 11th ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced plans to surprise 11 military families in honor of Veterans Day with room makeovers. The recipient families will be able to select the room that Aaron's will fill with furniture, e... 
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11/09/15Aaron's, Inc. Directors Raise Dividend by 8.7%
ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that its quarterly dividend rate has been raised to $.025 per share. The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.025 per share on Common Stock, payable January 4, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 1, 201... 
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11/06/15Aaron's Supports Junior Achievement of Southern California's Finance Park Teaching Youth Personal Finance Skills
ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, unveiled a new storefront this week at the Junior Achievement of Southern California's Finance Park. The Junior Achievement Park allows 7th to 12th grade students to see, touch, and live the experience of personal finance in a real-life setting of stores, including retail stores like Aaron's, by be... 
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10/30/15Aaron's, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results
- Total Revenues of $767.7 Million, up 10% - Progressive Revenues of $266.0 Million, up 47% - Net Earnings of $24.2 Million; GAAP Diluted EPS of $.33 - Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.39 ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015. For the... 
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10/13/15Aaron's, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Call and Webcast
ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it will host a conference call on Friday, October 30, 2015, at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss its third quarter 2015 financial results scheduled for release prior to the market opening on that day.  The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible... 
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10/12/15Aaron's Surprises Akron Teens With Keystone Club Remodel At Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Western Reserve
ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a partnership to empower teens in Akron, Ohio, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) last week to remodel a Keystone Club teen center at the Eller Clubhouse of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve. Teen members of the Keystone Club at the Eller Clubhouse of Bo... 
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09/30/15Aaron's Hosts First National Hiring Event to Hire 700 Associates
Leading lease-to-own company looking to hire for positions throughout the U.S. and Canada ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced plans to hire 700 new associates as part of the company's first-ever National Hiring Event. The event will take place Tuesday, October 6, in more than 2,000 stores throughout the United St... 
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09/28/15Aaron's and "Despierta America" Announce "Wake Up in Your New Home" Contest
Grand Prize Package to Fill a Home Full of Furniture ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, is partnering with Univision Network's "Despierta America," the happiest home on Hispanic television, for its first "Despierta En Tu Nuevo Hogar" (Wake Up in Your New Home) contest that includes a grand prize package which will fill the wi... 
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09/22/15Aaron's, Inc. Announces Strategic Expansion of Progressive
-- Agrees to Acquire The HELPcard®, a Proven "Second Look" Sales Finance Platform with 32-Year Operating History, Established Portfolio and Strong Retail and Bank Relationships -- Launches Approve.Me, a Groundbreaking Solution for Retailers to Offer a Single Application Across the Full Spectrum of Finance and Lease Products -- New Products Expand Progressive's Addressable Market and Help Retail Partners Increase Revenues ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN),... 
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09/18/15Aaron's Reveals Keystone Club Remodel At John Dustin Buckman Branch, Greater Memphis Boys & Girls Club
Teen Center Gets Major Makeover ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a partnership to empower teens in Memphis, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to remodel a Keystone Club teen center at the John Dustin Buckman Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. The makeover, which includes new ... 
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08/25/15Aaron's Foundation Extends National Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Three-Year, $5 Million Commitment to Empower At-Risk Teens
ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, on Monday announced that the Aaron's Foundation will renew its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a three-year, $5 million commitment to the Keystone Club, its premier national teen leadership and character program. A special event was held to announce the expanded partn... 
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08/11/15Aaron's, Inc. Announces Curt Doman Appointed to Board of Directors
David Kolb and Brian Kahn Depart ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced that Curt Doman, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Progressive Leasing, has been appointed to the Aaron's, Inc. Board of Directors. The Company also announced that David Kolb and Brian Kahn are departing the Board.  Ray Robinson, Ch... 
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08/07/15Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, and home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.023 per share on Common Stock, payable October 1, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 3, 2015. Aaron's, Inc. has more than 2,000 Company-operated and franchised ... 
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07/24/15Aaron's, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results
- Total Revenues of $769.0 Million, up 16% - GAAP Diluted EPS of $.56 - Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.61 - Raises 2015 Guidance ATLANTA, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the second quarter of 2015, revenues increased 16.1% to $769.0 mil... 
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07/08/15Aaron's, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Call and Webcast
ATLANTA, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it will host a conference call on Friday, July 24, 2015, at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter 2015 financial results scheduled for release prior to the market opening on that day.  The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible thr... 
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06/26/15Aaron's and "The Wendy Williams Show" Wow "Win a Room in June" Winner with Two Kids' Rooms Makeovers
ATLANTA, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, in partnership with "The Wendy Williams Show," wowed Latasha Lee, a certified nursing assistant, with new furniture for her children as a part of the second annual "Win a Room in June" contest. Lee, a single mother who previously lived in New Orleans with her three children, relocated to Slidell, Louisia... 
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06/19/15Aaron's and "The Wendy Williams Show" Give Away New Dining, Kitchen, Laundry Room to Third "Win a Room in June" Winner
ATLANTA, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, in partnership with "The Wendy Williams Show," surprised its third "Win a Room in June" contestant, Jacqueline Wilson, from Otisville, NY, with a new dining, kitchen and laundry room set as a part of the "Win a Room in June" contest. With three men in her home –her husband of 26 years and two adult sons ... 
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06/15/15Aaron's Reveals Keystone Club Remodel Of The John F. Beecher Clubhouse At Boys & Girls Clubs Of Buffalo
ATLANTA, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo to remodel The John F. Beecher Clubhouse Keystone Club teen center in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo.    The makeover of the Keystone Club teen room includes a sectional, an entertainment and gaming system, an electric fireplac... 
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06/12/15Aaron's and The Wendy Williams Show Present Second "Win a Room in June" Winner Rosa Serna with New Living Room Group on Show Set
ATLANTA, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, in partnership with "The Wendy Williams Show," presented Rosa Serna, the second winner of the "Win a Room in June" contest, with a brand new living room group on the set of The Wendy Williams Show this week. Rosa Serna and her husband received round-trip air transportation to New York to attend a taping o... 
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06/05/15Aaron's and The Wendy Williams Show Surprise Renea Harrington with "Win a Room in June" Master Bedroom
ATLANTA, June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, in partnership with "The Wendy Williams Show," surprised Philadelphia resident Renea Harrington and her family with a brand new tech-ready bedroom suite as a part of the second annual "Win a Room in June" contest. The Harrington couple is the first of four deserving families to receive a "Win a Room in Ju... 
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06/02/15Aaron's and "The Wendy Williams Show" Announce Second Annual "Win a Room in June" Contest
ATLANTA, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, is partnering with "The Wendy Williams Show" for its second annual "Win a Room in June" contest. Each week in June, one winner will be awarded new furniture for a bedroom, living room, dining/kitchen/laundry room or "kids' bedrooms" provided by Aaron's. Viewers can enter to win by submitting a photo of th... 
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06/01/15Aaron's CFO, Gil Danielson, Named CFO of the Year Large Public Company Winner by Atlanta Business Chronicle
ATLANTA, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, announced today that Gil Danielson, Aaron's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was named CFO of the Year Large Public Company Winner by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The CFO of the Year awards is an annual program sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in partnership with the Associati... 
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05/12/15Aaron's and Warrick Dunn Charities' Homes for the Holidays Program Surprise Atlanta Mom with Furnished Home
ATLANTA, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, provided the home furnishings for a Surprise Home Presentation today to Atlantan Wanda Boykin and her children as part of Warrick Dunn Charities' (WDC) Homes for the Holidays program. "We're proud to partner with Warrick Dunn Charities' Homes for the Holidays on our 105th home p... 
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05/11/15Aaron's Reveals Keystone Club Remodel At Port Of L.A. Boys & Girls Club
ATLANTA, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --In a partnership to empower teens in Los Angeles, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to remodel the Keystone Club teen center at the Port of L.A. in Los Angeles.   The makeover, which includes a lounge area, a game area and a college-themed study room, was unveiled last ... 
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05/08/15Aaron's No. 55 Dream Machine Featured Car at Nickelodeon® SpongeBob SquarePants 400
ATLANTA, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aaron's No. 55 Dream Machine will sport a new look for the May 9 NASCAR Sprint Series race in Kansas City. The car will transform into the No. 55 SpongeBob SquarePants Aaron's Toyota Camry. The tribute to the popular animated cartoon character is fitting because this year's race at Kansas Speedway has been dubbed the Nickelodeon® SpongeBob SquarePants 400 by NASCAR. The race sponsor, Nickelodeon®, created the television series in 1999 and watched it ... 
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05/07/15Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend.  The dividend declared is $.023 per share on Common Stock, payable July 2, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 4, 2015. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease owne... 
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04/24/15Aaron's, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
- Total Revenues of $821.8 Million - Net Earnings of $49.2 Million; Diluted EPS of $.68 - Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.73 - Raises 2015 Guidance on Strength of Progressive Business ATLANTA, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2015. For the first quarter ... 
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04/10/15Aaron's Reveals Keystone Club Remodel at Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
Teen Center in Franklin Gets Major Makeover ATLANTA, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a partnership to empower teens in Nashville, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to remodel a Keystone Club teen center in Franklin, Tennessee.  The makeover, which features a study room complete with computer desks an... 
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04/10/15Aaron's, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Call and Webcast
ATLANTA, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it will host a conference call on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss its first quarter 2015 financial results scheduled for release prior to the market opening on April 24, 2015.  The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast acces... 
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03/18/15Aaron's Gives Back to New Orleans on 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Thousands of Aaron's Managers Participate in Annual Day of Community Service ATLANTA, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, will mark the 10th anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina by dedicating Wednesday, March 18, as a day of service to New Orleans-area communities in need. ... 
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03/06/15Aaron's No. 55 Driver Vickers Makes 2015 Debut in Las Vegas
Return to Racing Follows Successful Recovery From Heart Surgery ATLANTA, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A healthy Brian Vickers makes an emotional return to the NASCAR Sprint Series at this weekend's Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas. Vickers is driving for the first time this year following heart surgery in mid-December. Last month, he was given a clean bill of health by doctors to participate in the March 8th race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The three-time winner in NASCAR's top division will... 
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02/27/15Aaron's Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Action-Packed 2015
Tribute to 1955 Founding Kicks Off With March 1 NASCAR Race ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A yearlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, gets off to a fast start at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup at Atlanta Motor Speedway. One of NASCAR's rising stars, Brett Moffitt, will drive the Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota ... 
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02/25/15Aaron's Announces Dividend and 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend.  The dividend declared is $.023 per share on Common Stock, payable April 1, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 10, 2015. In addition, the Board of Directors of the Company has determined that the date for the Company'... 
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02/16/15Aaron's Reveals Keystone Club Remodel At Boys & Girls Clubs Of San Antonio
Teen Center at Eastside Branch Gets Makeover ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a partnership to empower teens in San Antonio, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to remodel a Keystone Club teen center on the city's east side.   The makeover, which includes new furniture, electronics and fresh pain... 
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02/06/15Aaron's, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Results
-- Total Revenues of $759.7 Million for Quarter; $2.725 Billion for Year -- GAAP Diluted EPS of $.30 for Quarter; $1.08 for Year -- Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.39 for Quarter; $1.69 for Year -- Progressive Once Again Exceeds Expectations -- Strategic Initiatives Continue in Core Business ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories... 
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01/22/15Aaron's, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Earnings Call and Webcast
ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it will host a conference call on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss its fourth quarter and year end 2014 financial results scheduled for release prior to the market opening on February 6, 2015.  The public is invited to listen to the conference call by we... 
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01/20/15Aaron's, Inc. Names Ryan Woodley CEO of Progressive Leasing
Progressive Promotions Include Blake Wakefield to President and Chief Revenue Officer, Todd Jeffcoat to Chief Financial Officer and Ryan Ray to Chief Operations Officer ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced today that Ryan Woodley, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of subsidiary Pr... 
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