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Aaron Rents, Inc. Promotes D. Chad Strickland to Vice President, Employee Relations

11/16/2006

ATLANTA, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 D. Chad Strickland has been promoted to Vice President, Employee Relations.

"Chad Strickland brings extensive experience to his new position and we are confident he will continue to contribute significantly to the growth of Aaron Rents," said R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Aaron Rents in 2002 as Senior Legal Counsel, Mr. Strickland served as Employee Relations Counsel at Celotex Corporation and previously was an attorney at the firm of Masterman, Culbert & Tully. A graduate of Florida State University and Stetson University College of Law, he has specialized in labor and employment law and litigation management. Mr. Strickland is a member of the Georgia and Florida Bar Associations and at the time of his admission to the Florida Bar he was the youngest lawyer in the state. SuperLawyers Magazine also recently named Mr. Strickland as a Rising Star.

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.

CONTACT:
Gilbert L. Danielson,
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Aaron Rents, Inc.,
+1-678-402-3334
Web site: http://www.aaronrents.com
(RNT)

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