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12/20/12Aaron's, Inc. Changes Dividend Payment Date
ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, today announced that its Board of Directors have approved a change in the payment date of its quarterly cash dividend. The payment date for the quarterly cash dividend of $.017 per share as been changed to December 31, 2012 from January 4, 2013. The record date f... 
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12/20/12Aaron's, Inc. Promotes Dave Buck And Tristan Montanero To SVP Of Operations
ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2012 /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, announced today that David L. Buck and Tristan J. Montanero have each been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, effective January 1, 2013. Previously, Buck was Vice President, Southwestern Operations, and Montanero was Vice President, Central Operations.    (Logo: h... 
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12/14/12SEI/Aaron's Opens 100th Store
Aaron's Largest Franchisee Celebrates Milestone Achievement of 100 Stores and 900 Jobs in Nine States ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2012 /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, announced today that its largest franchisee, SEI/Aaron's, has opened its 100th store.  The store is located in Concord, New Hampshire. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh... 
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11/28/12Aaron's Donates $150,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief
ATLANTA, Nov. 28, 2012 /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, is donating $150,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to aid the millions of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) Aaron's associates and franchisees raised $50,000 through a companywide fundrais... 
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11/07/12Aaron's, Inc. Directors Raise Dividend by 13.3%
ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, today announced that its quarterly dividend rate has been raised to $.017 per share.   The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.017 per share on Common Stock, payable January 4, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on ... 
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11/07/12Aaron's Partners With Warrick Dunn Charities To Provide Baltimore Single Mom Home For The Holidays
ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2012 /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 house that was presented to single mom Cleo Williams and her six children as part of The Warrick Dunn Charities Homes for the Holidays program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121107/CL07551)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire... 
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11/07/12Ron Allen Named Chairman of the Board of Aaron's, Inc.
ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2012 /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, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald W. Allen has been elected by its Board of Directors as Chairman.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) Allen succeeds Aaron's founder R. Charles Loudermilk who retired as Chairman in... 
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11/06/12Aaron's Announces Five New Stores Across Midwest, South And East Coast
Aaron's opening multiple stores in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Mississippi and Maryland bringing jobs to local communities ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2012 /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, today announced the opening of five new stores in five different states. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) From mid October... 
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10/25/12Aaron's, Inc. Reports Record Third Quarter Results
-- Revenues Up 9% to $529.5 Million -- Same Store Revenues Increase 6.5% -- GAAP Diluted EPS $.38; Up 6% -- GAAP Diluted EPS Includes $.08 Retirement-Related Charge -- Non-GAAP Diluted EPS $.46: Up 28% ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced record revenues and earnings for the three and nine mo... 
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10/08/12Aaron's, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Call and Webcast
ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it will host a conference call on Friday, October 26, 2012, at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss its third quarter financial results.  The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible through the Company's website, www.aaronsinc.com, in the "I... 
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10/05/12Aaron's To Honor Founder With Tribute Car At Talladega
MWR No. 55 Car to Feature Custom Paint Scheme Honoring Charlie Loudermilk ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. will pay tribute to founder Charlie Loudermilk with a custom paint scheme in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. The gesture follows the recent announcement of Loudermilk's retirement 57 years after he established Aaron's in 1955. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/CL87858 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/... 
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10/01/12Baseball Hall of Fame Presented With One-of-a-Kind Babe Ruth Painting Donated by Aaron's, Inc.
Former Yankees Manager Joe Torre Unveils Painting at Bronx Event COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is adding to its art collection with the donation of a portrait depicting one of the sport's most famous players. "Babe Ruth" by Rossin, a 72-inch x 60-inch oil on canvas, uniquely captures the athlete during his early years with the New York Yankees. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121001/CL84559 ) The painting was co... 
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09/28/12Aaron's Opens Milestone 2,000th Store in the Bronx
New York Market Planned for Continued Aaron's Expansion ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2012 /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, is officially opening its milestone 2,000th store today in Bronx, New York. The opening signifies a period of aggressive growth which the Company expects will continue in markets across the country, including ... 
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09/26/12Joe Torre to Unveil One-of-a-Kind Babe Ruth Painting Donated to Baseball Hall of Fame
Aaron's, Inc. donates painting in celebration of opening milestone 2,000th store, located in the Bronx WHAT: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is expanding its art collection with the addition of a portrait depicting one of the sport's most famous players. "Babe Ruth" by Rossin, a 72 x 60 inch oil on canvas, uniquely captures the athlete during his early years with the New York Yankees. The painting was commissioned and w... 
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08/27/12Charlie Loudermilk Retires 57 Years After Founding Aaron's
ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2012 /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, announced today Chairman of the Board of Directors, R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., will retire mid-September after founding and building Aaron's, now in its 57th year of operation.  Upon his retirement, Loudermilk will become Chairman Emeritus of the Company. (Logo: http://photos.... 
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08/24/12Aaron's Continues Board Expansion With Addition Of Kathy Betty
ATLANTA, Aug. 24, 2012 /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, announced today that Kathy Betty has been elected to its Board of Directors. Betty is a prominent Atlanta businesswomen and former owner of the WNBA Atlanta Dream. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120824/CL62344 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL... 
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08/08/12Aaron's Elects Hubert Harris To Board Of Directors
ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2012 /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, announced today Hubert L. Harris, Jr., has been elected to its Board of Directors. Harris is the former CEO of Invesco North America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120808/CL54706) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO) "... 
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08/08/12Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's 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 $.015 per share on Common Stock, payable October 2, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 4, 2012. Aaron's, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently ... 
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07/27/12Aaron's COO Ken Butler Honored with Retail Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
ATLANTA, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) has announced that William Kenneth (Ken) Butler, Jr., Aaron's, Inc. Chief Operating Officer, is the 2012 recipient of the Ernie Tally Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120727/CL47881 ) (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) This annual distinction given by APRO, a nonprofit trade association that serves as the international ... 
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07/24/12Aaron's, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter Results
-- Revenues Up 12% to $539.5 Million -- Same Store Revenues Increase 6.1% -- GAAP Diluted EPS $.47; Up 15% Excluding Prior Year Lawsuit Charge ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced record revenues and earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012. For the second quarter of ... 
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07/20/12Aaron's, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Call and Webcast
ATLANTA, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter financial results.  The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible through the Company's website, www.aaronsinc.com,... 
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05/09/12Aaron's Honors Military Service Personnel
Aaron's Dedicates Tribute Car to Armed Forces Foundation for Memorial Day Weekend NASCAR Race; Recognizes Wounded Warriors at Talladega ATLANTA, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. will recognize the nation's nearly three million military personnel at the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend NASCAR race through partnerships with the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120509/CL04504 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.... 
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05/05/12Aaron's Talladega Dream Weekend Winners To Be Presented With Custom Sam Bass Trophies
ATLANTA, May 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) will present one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Sam Bass trophies to the winners of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 and Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway May 5 and 6.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120505/CL01710 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) This will be the third time Aaron's has contracted with renowned motorsports artist, Sam Bass of Concord, N.C... 
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05/04/12Aaron's Brings Laughter to Talladega with New Comedic Commercials Featuring Michael Waltrip and Mark Martin
ATLANTA, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend during the Aaron's 499 Talladega NASCAR Sprint Cup race broadcast on FOX, Aaron's, Inc. will premiere the latest two spots of its 2012 NASCAR advertising campaign.  Both TV commercials feature a comedic portrayal of NASCAR's "Odd Couple" – Aaron's drivers Mark Martin and Michael Waltrip. The first spots of the campaign launched earlier this year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120504/CL01250 ) (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire... 
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05/03/12Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega To Turn Out VIP Guests and BCS Champion Alabama-Themed Racecar
ATLANTA, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. will once again honor BCS champion University of Alabama with a Crimson Tide-themed NASCAR paint scheme during the Aaron's 499 race at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. The Michael Waltrip Racing No. 15 car will be driven on Sunday in the Sprint Cup series by Clint Bowyer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120503/CL00936 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) "Aaron's is a proud sponsor of ... 
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05/02/12Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's 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 $.015 per share on Common Stock, payable July 5, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 6, 2012. Aaron's, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently has more t... 
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05/02/12Aaron's Sponsors 7,100 High School Students Across The Globe For Chick-fil-A Leadercast
ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. is partnering with GiANT Impact to scholarship more than 7,100 high school seniors for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast event May 4. Chick-fil-A Leadercast, which will broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast into communities around the world, has grown to become the premier leadership development event with more than 125,000 expected participants. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO )  At least 710 host sites for th... 
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04/26/12Aaron's, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Results
- Revenues up 10% to $586.9 Million - Same Store Revenues Increase 4.8% - Net Earnings up 60% to $71.2 Million; Diluted EPS $.92 - Earnings Include $35.5 Million Reversal of Accrued Lawsuit Expense - Diluted EPS Excluding Reversal of Accrual Increases 16% to $.64 - Raises Guidance ATLANTA, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home a... 
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03/26/12Aaron's, Inc. Settles Lawsuit
ATLANTA, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced that the Company has entered into a settlement of a lawsuit with a former Aaron's associate who claimed she was sexually harassed by a former co-worker in 2006. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ill... 
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03/20/12Extreme Volunteering: 2,000 Aaron's Managers to Give More Than Half a Million in Product and Monetary Donations and 5,100 Hours of Service to Dallas-Area Non-Profits
COMPANY CONTINUES ANNUAL TRADITION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AT NATIONAL MANAGERS MEETING WITH SECOND VISIT TO DFW ATLANTA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, will hold its annual national store managers meeting March 20-22 in Dallas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO)   For the fourth... 
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02/22/12Aaron's, Inc. Names Ronald W. Allen President and Chief Executive Officer
ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced that the Board of Directors has elected interim CEO Ronald W. Allen as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  Mr. Allen served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines from 1987 to 1997, and has been a member of the Aaro... 
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02/22/12Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's 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 $.015 per share on Common Stock, payable April 2, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 5, 2012. Aaron's, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently has m... 
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02/09/12Aaron's, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
ATLANTA, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Revenues Increased 8% for Both the Quarter and Year Same Store Revenues Increased 3.7% for Quarter Diluted EPS of $.40 for Quarter and $1.43 for Year Diluted EPS Includes $.03 Charge in Both Periods Expanded Number of HomeSmart Stores and Incurred Startup Expenses Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, co... 
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01/16/12Aaron's, Inc. Adds New Vice President of Real Estate and Construction
Jeannie Cave brings 20 years corporate real estate experience to Aaron's ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced today that Jeannie M. Cave has been hired as the Company's new Vice President of Real Estate and Construction. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/2009042... 
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