Aaron Rents Directors Declare Dividend

May 3, 2005

ATLANTA, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of 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, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.013 per share on Common Stock and $.013 per share on Class A Common Stock, payable July 1, 2005 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 2, 2005.

Aaron Rents, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently has over 1,075 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 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
Aaron Rents, Inc.
+1-678-402-3334
Web site: http://www.aaronrents.com
(RNT)