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Aaron Rents, Inc. Elects Ray M. Robinson as Director


ATLANTA, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the rental, sales and lease ownership, and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories today announced that Ray M. Robinson has been elected to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors. Mr. Robinson is President of AT&T's Southern Region, which includes nine states in the southeastern United States.

"We are very pleased to have an individual as qualified as Ray Robinson to join our Board," said R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Rents, Inc. "We feel his insight and business experience will add greatly to the future success of the Company."

Mr. Robinson joined AT&T in 1968 and has held numerous management positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales, operations, corporate relations, and regulatory affairs. He is currently responsible for marketing, sales, and promotions of AT&T's Business and Consumer Service for the Southern Region.

Mr. Robinson also serves on the board of directors for Avnet, Inc., Acuity Brands, Inc., Citizens Trust Bank, and Mirant Corporation. He is a board member of the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Commerce Club, the Atlanta Tribune Editorial Advisory Board, and the Woodruff Arts Center of Atlanta. In addition, he is a trustee of Spelman College and is involved in many civic and professional activities.

Mr. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Denver.

Aaron Rents, Inc., based in Atlanta, has more than 700 Company-operated and franchised stores across the United States and Puerto Rico for the rental and sale of residential and office furniture, accessories, consumer electronics and household appliances. The Company also manufactures furniture, bedding and accessories at 10 facilities in four states.

SOURCE Aaron Rents, Inc.

/CONTACT: Gilbert L. Danielson, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Aaron Rents, Inc., +1-404-231-0011/

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