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12/22/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Sees Strong Fourth Quarter; Raises 2009 Earnings Guidance
ATLANTA, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that business trends continue to be quite positive and that it was raising its 2009 earnings guidance. "Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership results continue to be strong with growing same store revenues and customer coun... 
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12/16/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Acquires Rosey Rentals; Second Largest Franchisee
ATLANTA, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that it has acquired in a cash transaction all the stores of Rosey Rentals, L. P., a franchisee since 2003. Rosey Rentals operated 35 Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership franchised stores in six southeastern states with tota... 
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12/09/08Well-Known Missouri Rental Co. Converts to Aaron's
52-Year Old Cleek's Lease or Own chain switches to Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced Tiger John Cleek, President of APRO (Association of Progressive Rental Organizations), and owner of C... 
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11/10/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Completes Sale of Its Aaron's Corporate Furnishings Division to CORT Business Services Corporation
ATLANTA, Nov 10, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced it has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Aaron's Corporate Furnishings division to CORT Business Services Corporation. The sale of the assets, which was previously anno... 
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11/05/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Directors Raise Dividend by 6.3%
ATLANTA, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that the quarterly dividend rate has been raised to $.017 per share. The Board of Directors of Aaron Rents declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.017 per share on Common Stock and $.017 per share on Class A Common S... 
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10/28/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results; Revenues Up 16%; Same Store Revenues Up 5.7%; EPS Up 34%
ATLANTA, Oct 28, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008. As previously announced, the Company has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of its ... 
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09/15/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Sells Aaron's Corporate Furnishings Division to CORT Business Services Corporation
ATLANTA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its Aaron's Corporate Furnishings division to CORT Business Services Corporation. Aaron's Corporate Furnishings, the Company's residential rent-to-rent bu... 
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08/19/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Names Steven A. Michaels Vice President, Finance, Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership Division
ATLANTA, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced the appointment of Steven A. Michaels to Vice President, Finance of the Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership division. He formerly was Vice President, Franchise Finance of the division. "Steve has contributed significantl... 
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08/11/08William K. Butler, Jr. Named Chief Operating Officer of Aaron Rents, Inc.
ATLANTA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, has elected William K. Butler, Jr. Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Butler, 55, formerly was President of the Company's Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership division. Mr. Butler's election was announced by R. Charl... 
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08/06/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.016 per share on Common Stock and $.016 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable October 1, 2008 to shareholders of record as of the close of... 
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07/22/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results; Revenues Up 15%; Same Store Revenues Up 4.1%; EPS Up 19%; Raises Earnings Guidance For Year
ATLANTA, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2008. For the second quarter of 2008, revenues rose 15% to $411.2 million compared to $359.0 million for the second quarter of 2007. Net earnings were $23.3... 
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06/16/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Promotes Robert C. Loudermilk, Jr. to Chief Executive Officer; R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. to Remain as Chairman
ATLANTA, June 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that Robert C. Loudermilk, Jr. has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Rents, Inc. He previously was President and Chief Operating Officer. ... 
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05/07/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.016 per share on Common Stock and $.016 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable July 7, 2008 to shareholders of record as of the close of bus... 
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04/22/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results; Revenues Up 13%; Earnings Exceed Estimates
ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2008. For the first quarter of 2008, revenues increased 13% to $437.3 million compared to $387.9 million for the same quarter a year ago. Net earnings were $... 
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02/27/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend
ATLANTA, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.016 per share on Common Stock and $.016 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable April 3, 2008 to shareholders of record as of the close of ... 
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02/19/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results; Revenues up 14% for Quarter and 13% for Year
ATLANTA, Feb 19, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2007. For the fourth quarter of 2007, revenues increased 14% to $388.6 million compared to $339.9 million for the f... 
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01/22/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Previews Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results; Revenues up 14% for Quarter; Same Store Revenues up 3.9%
ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced today expected fourth quarter and annual financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007. All data in this earnings release is preliminary and subject to audit. The Company will announce final fourth quarter and f... 
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01/17/08Aaron Rents, Inc. Promotes Paul A. Doize to Vice President, Real Estate Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership Division
ATLANTA, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that Paul A. Doize has been promoted to Vice President, Real Estate, Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership Division. He previously was Vice President, Controller of the Division. Doize has more than 11 years experience wit... 
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