Aaron Rents, Inc. Names Michael W. Jarnagin Vice President, Manufacturing

Feb 2, 2005

ATLANTA, Feb. 2 /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 Michael W. Jarnagin has been promoted to the new position of Vice President, Manufacturing.

"Our furniture manufacturing facilities have always been a key to the success of the Company and have been running at record production levels the last several years," said R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Rents. "This promotion is in recognition of Mike's outstanding performance and the critical role MacTavish Furniture Industries plays in supporting the Company's growth."

Mr. Jarnagin joined Aaron Rents in 1984 as the first employee of the Company's MacTavish Furniture Industries Division's Coolidge, Georgia operations, with the initial responsibility of product and plant design and the start-up of an upholstery furniture manufacturing plant. Since that time, he has been responsible for seven expansions of the Coolidge facility as well as adding new upholstery manufacturing facilities in Cairo, Georgia. In 2001, he assumed additional responsibilities for office furniture manufacturing and consolidated all office manufacturing production into the Cairo facility.

MacTavish Furniture Industries has approximately 400 employees utilizing over 500,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing facilities, and delivered in 2004 more than $67 million of product at cost to Aaron Rents stores nationwide.

Aaron Rents, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently has over 1,040 Company- operated and franchised stores in 45 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.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this news release regarding Aaron Rents, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include factors such as changes in general economic conditions, competition, pricing, customer demand and other issues, and the risks and uncertainties discussed under "Certain Factors Affecting Forward Looking Statements" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2003, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference.

CONTACT: Gilbert L. Danielson, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer, Aaron Rents, Inc., +1-404-231-0011, ext. 3314
Web site: http://www.aaronrents.com