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Aaron Rents, Inc. Names Kevin J. Hrvatin Vice President, Western Operations, Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership


ATLANTA, June 17 /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 Kevin J. Hrvatin has been promoted to Vice President, Western Operations, Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership Division. The Western Operations is a newly created region, the result of the Company's rapid expansion. Mr. Hrvatin will be responsible for overseeing the operations of 53 stores located in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, Colorado and Kansas. The current Western Operations will be renamed Southwestern Operations and David L. Buck will continue as Vice President over this region.

"Due to the rapid growth of Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership we have added this new Vice President position, bringing to six our number of regional vice presidents," said R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Rents, Inc. "Kevin has a proven record of exceptional operational expertise and has steadily advanced through his years with the Company."

Mr. Hrvatin joined the Company in 1993 as a Store Manager in Jacksonville, Florida and was promoted to District Manager in Jacksonville the following year. After six years as District Manager he was promoted to Regional Manager overseeing stores in the northeastern and southeastern states. Kevin is a native of Seattle, Washington and is married with three children. He has a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Central Washington State University.

Aaron Rents, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently has over 935 Company-operated and franchised stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada 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, ext. 3334

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