Aaron's Opens 32 New Stores Across U.S. And Canada

Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:16am EDT

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Aaron's creates nearly 200 jobs in 17 states including Texas, California, New
York, Florida, Ohio and Arizona
ATLANTA,  March 13, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a
lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of
residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories,
today announced the recent opening of a combined 32 new Company-operated and
franchised stores in 17 different states and two Canadian provinces.

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Over the last three months, Aaron's stores have opened in  Prescott,  Maricopa 
and  Buckeye, Arizona;  Tulare  and  El Cajon, California;  Craig, Colorado; 
Putnam, Connecticut; Greenacres,  Jacksonville  and  Yulee, Florida;  Pratt,
Kansas;  Baton Rouge, Louisiana;  Aberdeen,  Baltimore  and  Reisterstown,
Maryland;  New Albany, Mississippi;  Elizabeth City, North Carolina;  Concord,
New Hampshire;  Taos, New Mexico;  Hamburg,  Rochester,  Bronx  and  Brooklyn,
New York;   Westerville,  Barberton  and  Hillsboro, Ohio;  Seminole, Oklahoma; 
Yankton, South Dakota;  Rockdale  and  Plano, Texas;  Grande Prairie, Alberta;
and  Port Alberni, British Columbia. This announcement follows a strong growth
year for the Company in 2012, which included the opening of its 2,000th store in
the  Bronx  in September.

For consumers with income or credit constraints, Aaron's offers an alternative
to traditional retailers who require outright purchases or layaway.  Aaron's
affordable and flexible lease payment programs are a popular option for
attaining ownership of items such as computers, flat screen televisions, or
complete living room and dining room furniture sets.  

"Last year was incredibly strong with a 6.6 percent increase in store count and
financial results that were the best in the Company's history," said Aaron's
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer  Ronald W. Allen. "We are
pleased to begin 2013 with an equally optimistic outlook for store growth and
subsequent job opportunities."

Aaron's, with its franchisees, currently serves more than 1.7 million customers
throughout the U.S. and  Canada, providing brand name home necessities with low
monthly payments, same-day delivery and no credit checks.

About Aaron's, Inc.
Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and
specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home
appliances and accessories, has more than 2,075 Company-operated and franchised
stores in 48 states and  Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman
Emeritus  R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr.  and headquartered in  Atlanta, Aaron's has
been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit  www.aarons.com.

Aaron's, Inc. includes brands such as  Aarons.com,  GoRimco.com, and 
HomeStagingbyAarons.com.

SOURCE  Aaron's, Inc.


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