Aaron's Reports Nearly 1,000 Retail Jobs Created In 2012; CEO Announces Similar Expansion Planned For 2013

Mon Apr 1, 2013 8:12am EDT

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Rapid growth of Aaron's stores brings employment to U.S. and Canada
ATLANTA,  April 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- 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, announced last week from
its 2013 National Managers Meeting in  Nashville  that the Company and its
franchisees added a total of 950 new jobs across the U.S. and  Canada  last
year. According to Aaron's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Ronald W. Allen, the Company plans similar expansion for 2013.

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Aaron's is on target to hire 750 new employees based on current plans to open
125 new stores this year.  

"Aaron's has experienced consistent growth, with 2012 delivering financial
results that were the best in the Company's history," Allen said. "We plan to
continue new store openings in 2013 across  the United States  and  Canada,
which in turn creates jobs."

At the 2013 Aaron's National Managers Meeting in  Nashville, 2,000 Aaron's
associates gathered for a wide scale community outreach initiative and to learn
more about Aaron's growth plans for the year.  Since 2009, Aaron's managers have
invested 25,800 hours and  $2 million  in product and service donations through
outreach projects conducted at National Managers Meetings in cities including 
Washington, D.C.,  Dallas,  Orlando, and now  Nashville.

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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