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Aaron Rents, Inc. Names Elizabeth L. Gibbs Vice President, General Counsel


ATLANTA, Nov 14, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that Elizabeth L. Gibbs has been appointed Vice President, General Counsel of the Company.

Prior to joining Aaron Rents, Ms. Gibbs was Corporate Counsel, Business Operations/Merchandising for Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. She has been in corporate and private practice for 20 years.

"We are very pleased that Beth Gibbs has joined us," said R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Rents. "We anticipate that her extensive legal experience and knowledge will significantly contribute to the continued growth of our business."

A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Boston University School of Law, Ms. Gibbs has held legal positions of increasing responsibility in both New York law firms and publicly-held and private companies located in New York City and Atlanta. Prior to joining Home Depot, Ms. Gibbs served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Athlete's Foot Stores, LLC from 2000 to 2005.

Aaron Rents, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently has more than 1,290 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states 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 12 facilities in five states.

SOURCE Aaron Rents, Inc.

Gilbert L. Danielson,
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Aaron Rents, Inc.,

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