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12/20/10Aaron's Survey Finds Nearly Half of Americans Would Choose Computer or TV Over Their Bed
ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- According to the results of a recent survey sponsored by Aaron's, Inc., a large percentage of Americans, 42 percent, responded that they would give up their bed before giving up their computer or television. While the majority, 58 percent, would still choose a good night's sleep over entertainment, the findings are indicative of Americans' growing dependency on home electronics as a household necessity. In the online survey conducted by Ipsos P... 
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12/16/10Aaron's Outdoors Signs With Versus, Fox Sports South
Increases viewership to more than 88 million households ATLANTA, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's Outdoors, the outdoor family show produced by lease-to-own retailer Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), will move its programming to the Versus cable channel on December 30, 2010, reaching 77 million homes. The show will also launch on Fox Sports South on January 1, 2011, reaching an additional 11 million homes. The move substantially increases the program's viewership to more than 88 milli... 
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12/07/10Aaron's, Inc. Announces Shareholder Approval of Reclassification Proposal
Voting and Non-Voting Shares to Be Combined Effective December 10, 2010 ATLANTA, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN and AAN.A), 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 its shareholders have approved the conversion of its non-voting Common Stock into voting Class A Common Stock on a one-for-one basis. The conversion was approved... 
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11/03/10Aaron's, Inc. Promotes John T. Trainor to Vice President, Chief Information Officer
ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that John T. Trainor has been promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Officer. "John has been instrumental in the Company's success over the last 11 years and has earned this promotion," said Robert C. Loudermilk, Jr., President an... 
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11/03/10Aaron's, Inc. Directors Raise Dividend by 8.3%
ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2010 /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 $.013 per share. The Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.013 per share on Common Stock and $.013 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable January 4, ... 
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10/29/10Aaron's, Inc. Launches New Ad Campaign Featuring Nashville Recording Artist Brittini Black
ATLANTA, Oct 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. announced today it will unveil a new music video advertising campaign featuring an original theme song performed by Nashville recording artist Brittini Black. The campaign, which debuts this fall, marks the first nationally integrated campaign supported with Aaron's branding throughout TV commercials, radio, web, out of home and print advertising. Black, an established performer, powerfully sings three musical styles of the theme ... 
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10/25/10Aaron's, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results; Same Store Revenues Up 3.2%; EPS $.32
ATLANTA, Oct 25, 2010 /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 revenues and earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010. For the third quarter of 2010, revenues increased 9% to $452.2 million compared to $415.3 million for the same period last year. Net earnings rose 6% to $26.2 million ver... 
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09/13/10Aaron's, Inc. Announces Share Reclassification Proposal to Convert all Common Shares to Voting Shares
ATLANTA, Sept 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN and AAN.A), 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 its Board of Directors has approved, and is recommending to shareholders for approval, the conversion of its non-voting Common Stock into voting Class A Common Stock on a one-for-one basis. The transaction is subject to the approval o... 
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08/04/10Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Aug 04, 2010 /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 $.012 per share on Common Stock and $.012 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable October 1, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 1, 2... 
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07/26/10Aaron's, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results; Same Store Revenues Up 2.4%; Diluted EPS $.30 After Office Furniture Writedown
ATLANTA, July 26, 2010 /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 revenues and earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010. For the second quarter of 2010, revenues increased 7% to $445.0 million compared to $417.3 million for the same quarter a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations w... 
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07/23/10Woodhaven Furniture Industries Announced as New Name for Aaron's, Inc. Furniture Manufacturing Plants
Name Change Accompanies Move Toward Greater Green Efforts ATLANTA, July 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today that it has changed the name of its 11 furniture and bedding manufacturing plants from MacTavish Furniture Industries to Woodhaven Furniture Industries. The name change is synonymous with the Woodhaven brand of products the Company manufactures and accompanies a move toward greater green practices within the manufacturing process. A full rebrandi... 
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06/29/10Aaron's, Inc. to Close Office Furniture Division; Will Record Charges From Shutdown; Reduces Earnings Guidance
ATLANTA, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it is ceasing the operations of its Aaron's Office Furniture division and reducing its 2010 earnings guidance. During the second quarter the Company closed all but four of its Aaron's Office Furniture stores and plans to have the remaining stores closed by ... 
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05/27/10Aaron's, Inc. to Drive Donations for Troops at Coca-Cola 600
ATLANTA, May 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) and the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) have united in a collaborative effort to drive donations for military families this approaching Memorial Weekend. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100527/CL12135 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) Aaron's and the AFF first initiated a text-to-give campaign that allows participants to text AFF to 50555 to donate $10 to the Armed For... 
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05/05/10Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, May 5, 2010 /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 and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.012 per share on Common Stock and $.012 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable July 5, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 4,... 
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04/26/10Aaron's, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Results; Same Store Revenues Up 4.4%; Diluted EPS $.45; Increases Earnings Guidance
ATLANTA, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced record revenues and earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2010. For the first quarter of 2010, revenues increased 4% to $495.3 million compared to $474.0 million for the first quarter in 2009. Net earnings from continuing oper... 
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04/24/10Aaron's, Inc. to Honor Armed Forces Foundation with Commemorative NASCAR Racecar at Charlotte
ATLANTA, April 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today it will honor the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) with a commemorative NASCAR racecar at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte during the upcoming race Memorial weekend, Sunday, May 30. The paint scheme will feature a patriotic red, white and blue design. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100424/CL92741 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) In addition to the ... 
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04/21/10Aaron's Talladega Dream Weekend Winners Given One-of-a-Kind Sam Bass Trophies
ATLANTA, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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 (NSCS) Aaron's 499 and Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway April 24 and 25. The new trophy designs will be fixtures in the Winner's Circle each year Aaron's sponsors the two race events. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100421/CL90770 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/... 
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04/16/10University of Alabama Makes NASCAR Debut
Aaron's Crimson Tide-Themed No. 00 Sprint Cup Dream Machine to Race at Talladega ATLANTA, April 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) will honor the University of Alabama, 2010 BCS National Champions, with a commemorative Crimson Tide-themed NASCAR paint scheme during the Aaron's 499 race at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, 2010. It will be the first "BCS National Champions" NASCAR entry in a Sprint Cup race and only the third time in NASCAR's history that a Sprint ... 
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03/29/10Aaron's, Inc. Opens Milestone 1,700th Store
Marks Company Growth With 2,000 Employees In Dallas For Community Service ATLANTA, March 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) has announced the recent opening of its 1,700th store, a reflection of the Company's strong growth and the solid business model offering credit-strained customers lease-to-own options. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) "The Aaron's business model has proven to succeed in both up and down economies," said Ro... 
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03/23/10Aaron's, Inc. Declares 3-for-2 Stock Split
ATLANTA, March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has declared a 3-for-2 stock split effected in the form of a 50% stock dividend on both Common Stock (AAN) and Class A Common Stock (AAN.A). The holders of both Common Stock and Class A Common ... 
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03/02/10Aaron's, Inc. Dream Machine to Honor Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Mitsubishi Named Aaron's Vendor Partner of the YearATLANTA, March 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) named Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. its Vendor Partner of the Year for 2009 and will race a Mitsubishi-themed No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine in the company's honor. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100302/CL63908) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO) The racecar, driven by Michael Waltrip Racing No. 00 Aaron's D... 
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02/24/10Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Feb 24, 2010 /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 and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.018 per share on Common Stock and $.018 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable April 1, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March... 
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02/16/10Aaron's, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results; Same Store Revenues Up 5.2%; Diluted EPS Up 18% to $.46 for Quarter; $2.06 for Year
ATLANTA, Feb 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three months and year ended December 31, 2009. For the fourth quarter of 2009, revenues increased 10% to $446.3 million compared to $404.9 million for the fourth quarter in 2008. Net earnings from continuin... 
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02/05/10Aaron's, Inc. to Donate Solar-Powered Electric Systems to Haiti Relief Efforts
Aaron's Stores Give $100,000 Donation Powering Two Medical Center SystemsATLANTA, Feb 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) will donate two solar-powered electric systems, arriving in Haiti today and valued at $100,000, in support of Haiti relief efforts through ACORP, Aaron's Community Outreach Program. Through ACORP, Aaron's associates have donated thousands of hours of associate time to community service projects in more than 1,700 cities across the U.S. and $6.8 mil... 
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01/20/10Aaron's, Inc. Named Company of the Year by Business to Business
ATLANTA, Jan 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Atlanta's Business to Business named Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) "Company of the Year" at its 2010 Annual Awards, which recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments and contributions of Atlanta's great business leaders and companies. The award will be presented by Ambassador Andrew Young this evening at the Atlanta History Center. The "Company of the Year" honor represents a company or organization that demonstrates ... 
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01/12/10Two 'Minis' Make One Big Surprise; Woman Wins 2010 Mini Cooper in Aaron's, Hewlitt Packard Sweepstakes
ATLANTA, Jan 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today that Cynthia Norlin of Glendale, Arizona, is the grand prize winner of a brand new 2010 Mini Cooper in the Aaron's Mini Cooper Sweepstakes. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100112/CL36633 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090423/CL03821LOGO ) The sweepstakes, a co-promotion with Hewlett Packard (HP) that ran from October 1 to November 30, was held at Aaron's locations ac... 
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01/11/10Aaron's, Inc. To Honor BCS National Champion Alabama With Custom NASCAR Paint Scheme
Aaron's Crimson Tide-Themed No. 00 Sprint Cup Dream Machine to Race at TalladegaATLANTA, Jan 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) proudly announced today it will honor the new BCS National Champion University of Alabama with a commemorative Crimson Tide-themed NASCAR paint scheme. The Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) No. 00 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, to be driven by David Reutimann, will make its on-track debut April 25 in the Aaron's 499 ... 
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01/07/10Aaron's, Inc. to Celebrate BCS National Championship Winning Team With Commemorative NASCAR Paint Scheme
ATLANTA, Jan 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is already a winner when it comes to this year's BCS National Championship football game between the University of Alabama and the University of Texas. As a corporate sponsor of both universities' athletic programs, Aaron's is guaranteed a victory no matter which team wins tonight's game and will create a celebratory race program for the winning school that incorporates Aaron's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team. (Logo... 
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