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12/16/11Aaron's Extends Store Hours for Holiday Shopping Season; Offers Special Pricing on Televisions and Laptops
ATLANTA, Dec. 16, 2011 /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, has extended its store hours to accommodate the expected increase of holiday shopping. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO All Aaron's stores across the U.S. will follow this schedule through the remainder of 2011: Friday, Dec. 16 (... 
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12/14/11Aaron's, Inc. Signs Major Deal with IMG College to Partner with Top Universities Across the Nation
ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2011 /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, has entered into a multi-year agreement with IMG College to sponsor athletic programs at 30 top universities across the nation. Aaron's sponsorship commitment in activating across dozens of schools is one of the most significant national partnerships in college sports and consider... 
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11/21/11Aaron's, Inc. Surprises 85-year-old Georgia Resident with Houseful of Furniture, Appliances and Electronics
Jessie Farmer of Wrens, Georgia, Wins Aaron's National Lucky Dog Days Sweepstakes ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) surprised Jessie Farmer, the grand prize winner of Aaron's National Lucky Dog Days Sweepstakes, on Friday morning at her home in Wrens, Georgia, with a houseful of furniture, name-brand appliances and electronics valued at nearly $11,000. Ms. Farmer is 85 years old and has eight children and 47 grandchildren. (Photo... 
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11/14/11Aaron's, Inc. Acknowledges John Portman for Years of Board Service
ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2011 /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 John C. Portman has resigned from its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) Portman, chairman and CEO of the Portman Companies, is leaving his Aaron's board position and other extracurricular activities to focus... 
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11/04/11Aaron's, Inc. Announces Departure of Chief Executive Officer
Ronald W. Allen Appointed Interim CEO ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2011 /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 appliances and accessories, today announced that for personal health reasons Robert C. ("Robin") Loudermilk, Jr. has resigned his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Loudermilk, Jr. informed the Board that he plans to con... 
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11/01/11Aaron's, Inc. Directors Raise Dividend by 15.4%
ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2011 /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 and home appliances and accessories, today announced that its quarterly dividend rate has been raised to $.015 per share. The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.015 per share on Common Stock, payable January 4, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close... 
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10/24/11Aaron's, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results
ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Revenues Up 7% to $485 Million Same Store Revenues Increase 5.3% EPS Up 13% to $.36 Number of HomeSmart Stores Increase 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 revenues and earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. F... 
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10/10/11Aaron's Founder Charlie Loudermilk Presented With Prestigious Four Pillar Award
ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 The Council for Quality Growth honored R. Charles "Charlie" Loudermilk, Sr., Founder and Chairman of the Board of Aaron's, Inc., with its 22nd annual Four Pillar Tribute last Thursday at the Georgia World Congress Center. Paying tribute to Loudermil... 
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10/07/11Aaron's Elects Cynthia N. Day to Board of Directors
ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 Cynthia N. Day has been elected to its Board of Directors. Day is the senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Atlanta-based Citizens Trust Bank. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Cynthia as a member of our Board of Directors... 
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10/05/11Aaron's, Inc. Invests in U.K. Company
ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2011 /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 appliances and accessories, today announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase 11.5% of Perfect Home Holdings Limited, a privately-held U.K. rent-to-own company. Perfect Home Holdings Limited, which operates under the PerfectHome brand, was founded in 2006 and provides basic home f... 
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09/29/11Aaron’s Adds Tom Peterson As VP Of Marketing
ATLANTA - 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 the addition of Tom Peterson as vice president of marketing. Peterson, who brings more than 18 years of marketing leadership experience, joins Aaron's from Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. where he served as senior director field marketing - region marketing leader. Peterson also h... 
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08/31/11Aaron's, Inc. Acquires Eight More Weekly Stores
ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2011 /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 appliances and accessories, today announced that it has acquired eight stores from Buzz's Lease Purchase & Sales. Buzz's operated stores located in Louisiana and Texas. In the coming months all of the locations will be converted to HomeSmart stores. These stores offer weekly payment lea... 
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08/24/11Aaron's Freedom Ride to Begin August 26 in Atlanta; 1,000-Plus Mile Cycling Tour Honors First Responders and Victims of September 11 Attacks
ATLANTA, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 the Aaron's Freedom Ride will depart from the Terminus Building in Atlanta at 9 a.m. on August 26. The Aaron's Freedom Ride commemorates the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks and pays tribute to those who lost their lives as first responders during t... 
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08/03/11Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 $.013 per share on Common Stock, payable October 3, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 2, 2011. Aaron's, Inc., based in Atlanta, curr... 
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07/25/11Aaron's, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results
ATLANTA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Revenues Up 8% to $482.7 Million Same Store Revenues Increase 5.0% Diluted EPS $.13 Earnings Include $36.5 Million Lawsuit Related Charge Diluted EPS Excluding Charge $.41 Expanding HomeSmart Concept 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, tod... 
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07/20/11Aaron's, Inc. Acquires 30 Stores
ATLANTA, July 20, 2011 /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 appliances and accessories, today announced that it has acquired all 30 of the stores owned and operated by Crusader Rent to Own. Crusader operates stores located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. In the coming months, 29 of the locations will be convert... 
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06/09/11Aaron's, Inc. Plans to Appeal Verdict in Action by Former Employee
ATLANTA, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today that the Company plans to appeal a verdict involving a former Aaron's manager who allegedly sexually harassed a co-worker. The Company stated that the award does not accurately reflect the evidence presented in the case. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) The verdict, which consisted of approximately $90 million in damages awarded to the plaintiff, was rendered in the U.... 
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05/23/1121-Yr-Old Bethlehem Resident Wins Toyota Hybrid in Aaron's National Sweepstakes
Aaron's Celebrates 55th Anniversary with 40 winners ATLANTA, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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, presented Christopher Snyder, 21, with a brand new Toyota Camry Hybrid today at a special ceremony held in his honor. Snyder, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, received the car as grand prize winner of the Aaron's 55th Annive... 
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05/05/11Aaron's, Inc. Directors Increase Share Repurchase Authorization
ATLANTA, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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, today announced that the Company's share repurchase authorization has been increased to 10,000,000 shares. The directors approved and authorized the repurchase of an additional 5,955,204 of common shares over the existing authorized r... 
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05/04/11Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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 $.013 per share on Common Stock, payable July 5, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 6, 2011. Aaron's, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently ... 
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05/03/11Aaron's, Inc. Responds to Lawsuit
ATLANTA, May 3, 2011 /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 and home appliances and accessories, said today that a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming couple regarding a violation of privacy relating to a computer they rented from an Aaron's franchise store is without merit against Aaron's, Inc. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) T... 
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04/25/11Aaron's, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Results
-- Revenues up 8% to Record $532.7 million -- Net Earnings up 20% to a Record $44.4 million -- Diluted EPS Increases 22% to $.55 -- Same Store Revenues Increase 6.0% -- Raises 2011 EPS Guidance ATLANTA, April 25, 2011 /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 appliances and accessories, today announced record revenues and earnings for the three month... 
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04/13/11Aaron's Announces 10th Anniversary Sponsorship of Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega
VIP Guests, Auburn-Themed Car Celebrated at Talladega ATLANTA, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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, will sponsor the Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway for the 10th year on April 15 - 17. In commemoration of the anniversary, the Company has a celebration in line with Talladega's fun-filled traditions... 
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04/06/11Aaron's Outdoors Premieres 2011 Season on VERSUS and Fox Sports South
ATLANTA, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's Outdoors, the family outdoors show produced by lease-to-own retailer Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), will premiere its 2011 programming Thursday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m. ET on VERSUS reaching 77 million homes. The 2011 show will also launch on Fox Sports South on Saturday, April 9, at 8:00 a.m. ET reaching an additional 11 million homes. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) Aaron's is producing 20 new episodes... 
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03/29/11Aaron's Announces Hiring Plans; Lends 4,500 Hours, $200,000 to Orlando Charities
ANNUAL MANAGERS MEETING WRAPS UP WITH FOCUS ON GROWTH AND SERVICE ATLANTA, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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, last week closed their 2011 National Managers Meeting in Orlando. The three-day event focused on Aaron's goal of eclipsing the $3 billion mark in revenues from its Company-operated and franchised stores ... 
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03/23/11Aaron’s Announces Top Performers At National Managers Meeting
Increased Revenues And Customer Count Lead To High-Performance Stores In 2010 ATLANTA (March 23, 2011) – 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 top store and managerial performers at the 2011 Aaron’s National Managers Meeting yesterday in Orlando. Aaron’s reported record revenues and earnings in 2010, experienci... 
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03/22/11Aaron’s Plans To Create Nearly 1,000 Retail Jobs In 2011
Rapid growth of aaron’s stores brings Employment to u.s. and canada ATLANTA (March 22, 2011) – 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 from its 2011 Aaron’s National Managers Meeting in Orlando that the Company plans to  create nearly 1,000 retail jobs in its stores across the U.S. and Canada this year.... 
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03/21/11Aaron’s Managers Donate 4,500 Hours Of Service And $200,000 To Orlando Community
Company Continues Annual Tradition Of Community Service At National Store Managers Meeting ATLANTA (March 21, 2011) – 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, will hold its annual national store managers meeting March 21-23 in Orlando. For the third year in a row, participants will dedicate one afternoon to community outreach projects benef... 
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02/23/11Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 $.013 per share on Common Stock, payable April 1, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 4, 2011. Aaron's, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently... 
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02/15/11Aaron's, Inc. Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Year End Results; Same Store Revenues Up 6.2%; Diluted EPS Up 23% to $.38 for Quarter; $1.44 for Year Increases Guidance for 2011
ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2011 /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 appliances and accessories, today announced record results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2010. For the fourth quarter of 2010, revenues increased 9% to $484.4 million compared to $446.3 million for the fourth quarter in 2009. Net earnings increased 23% to $30.8 million ... 
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