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Aaron Rents and Atlanta Motor Speedway Help Deserving Kids Experience the Thrill of NASCAR: Thirty Children from Atlanta-Area Elementary School Will Attend This Weekend's Race


ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aaron Rents, Inc., the nation's leader in the rental, sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it has partnered with the Atlanta Motor Speedway to bring a deserving group of young children to the October 29th Crown Royal IROC and Easy Care 200 Race Series.

The children are all fifth graders from William M. Boyd Elementary school located in northwest Atlanta. The thirty kids attending the race were chosen by school administrators for demonstrating good citizenship and achieving superior academic results. The children will enjoy all the action and excitement of the race from a luxury suite donated by the Atlanta Motor Speedway and will be treated as VIP guests of both Aaron's and the entire Atlanta Motor Speedway staff.

According to Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark, "We enjoy having the opportunity to expose young people from our area to NASCAR and the Atlanta Motor Speedway. We join Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership in striving to give these children a first impression of motorsports that will stay with them their entire lives."

Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership President Ken Butler is proud of the fact that this is the sixth consecutive year Aaron's has brought a group of kids to the Speedway. "Each year we are excited about the opportunity to help these kids experience the thrill of NASCAR. We strive to give them an in-depth look at the speed on the track, and also a feel for everything that goes on behind the scenes to pull an event of this magnitude together. We appreciate Atlanta Motor Speedway's support of Aaron's program and effort to inspire more fans and maybe even future drivers!"

This weekend's event is one of many made possible through Aaron's Community OutReach Program (ACORP). Since 1999, ACORP has underscored the strong connections Aaron Rents, Inc. maintains in the communities where it conducts business. ACORP is totally dedicated to supporting worthy charitable causes that touch the lives of Aaron's customers on local, regional and national levels.

Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE:RNT) is a leader in the sale and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances, now with over 1,140 company-operated and franchised stores in 45 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company also manufactures an exclusive line of 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 2004, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference.

Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership
Mark A. Rudnick
Vice President, Marketing

Aaron Rents, Inc.
Sybil Elie
ACORP Coordinator

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