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Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Speese

57 2014 Chairman of the Board

Robert Davis

43 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Guy Constant

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Christopher Korst

55 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Ricardo Cordon

67 2014 Executive Vice President - Mexico

Mark Denman

42 2015 Executive Vice President - AcceptanceNow

Fred Herman

58 2014 Executive Vice President - Shared Services

James York

47 2016 Executive Vice President - RTO Domestic

Angela Yochem

44 2016 Senior Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

Michael Gade

63 2005 Independent Director

Rishi Garg

2016 Independent Director

Jeffery Jackson

59 2007 Independent Director

J. Lentell

76 2014 Independent Director

Steven Pepper

52 2013 Independent Director

Leonard Roberts

67 2006 Independent Director

Paula Stern

70 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Speese

Mr. Mark E. Speese is Chairman of the Board of Rent-A-Center Inc. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 31, 2014. He has served as one of the directors since 1990. Mr. Speese previously served as Vice Chairman from September 1999 until March 2001. From 1990 until April 1999, Mr. Speese served as President. Mr. Speese served as Chief Operating Officer from November 1994 until March 1999.

Robert Davis

Mr. Robert D. Davis has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rent-A-Center Inc., effective February 1, 2014. Mr. Davis having joined the Company in 1993, has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President - Finance since February 2008, as the Company’s Senior Vice President - Finance from September 1999 until February 2008, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since March 1999, and as the Company’s Treasurer since January 1997. From September 1998 until September 1999, Mr. Davis served as the Company’s Vice President - Finance and Treasurer. Mr. Davis holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Guy Constant

Mr. Guy J. Constant is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of the Rent-A-Center Inc, effective June 16, 2014. Mr. Constant was previously employed by Brinker International, Inc. and held several key financial positions over his 10-year tenure, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Business Development, from January 2013 until March 2014; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, from September 2010 to January 2013; Senior Vice President of Finance, from May 2008 to September 2010; Vice President of Strategic Planning, Analysis and Investor Relations, from September 2005 to May 2008; and Senior Director of Compensation, from November 2004 to September 2005. Prior to Brinker, Mr. Constant spent nine years at AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines, in various finance positions of increasing scope and responsibility. Mr. Constant earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Christopher Korst

Mr. Christopher A. Korst is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel of Rent-A-Center Inc. Previously, Mr. Korst served as Executive Vice President – Domestic Operations from May 2012 to December 2013, as our Executive Vice President – Operations from January 2008 until April 2012, and as our Senior Vice President – General Counsel from May 2001 to January 2008. Mr. Korst also served as our Secretary from September 2004 until January 2008. From January 2000 until May 2001, Mr. Korst owned and operated AdvantEdge Quality Cars, which he acquired in a management buyout.

Ricardo Cordon

Mr. Ricardo Cordon is the Executive Vice President – Mexico effective as of January 1, 2014. Mr. Cordon previously served as our Senior Vice President – Tax, International Governance and Assistant Treasurer from August 2011 to December 2013, and as Vice President – Tax and Assistant Treasurer from July 2007 to August 2011.

Mark Denman

Mr. Mark Denman is Executive Vice President - AcceptanceNow of Rent-A-Center, Inc. Mr. Denman previously served as our Senior Vice President – Acceptance Now from January 2014 to February 2015, one of our division vice presidents (RTO) from September 2013 to December 2013, and one of our division vice presidents (Acceptance Now) from August 2011 to September 2013. Mr. Denman joined the company in December 2010 in connection with our acquisition of The Rental Store, Inc.

Fred Herman

Mr. Fred E. Herman is the Executive Vice President – Accounting and Global Controller in July 2014, after serving as Executive Vice President – Shared Services since January 1, 2014. Mr. Herman served as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer from May 2011 until December 2013, as the Vice President of Internal Audit from January 2005 until May 2011 and as the Director of Internal Audit from April 2003 until January 2005. From 1980 to 2003, Mr. Herman worked in public accounting and in internal audit with several public companies.

James York

Mr. James E. York is Executive Vice President - RTO Domestic of the Company, effective July 14, 2016. Mr. York previously served as Division Vice President – RTO Domestic since October 2007.

Angela Yochem

Ms. Angela J. Yochem isSenior Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer of the Company. She has more than 10 years of senior executive leadership experience and has a track record of driving competitive advantage and innovation through technology. Yochem recently served as chief information officer at BDP International, a privately-held, multi-billion dollar company that provides global transportation and logistics solutions. At BDP International, she executed a swift transformation of their technology division to enhance customer value and drive expansion of their digital products line. Additionally, served on the management committee of the company, as well as three subsidiary boards.

Michael Gade

Mr. Michael J. Gade is an Independent Director of Rent-A-Center Inc. Since 2004, Mr. Gade has been an Executive in Residence at the University of North Texas as a professor of marketing and retailing. A founding partner of Challance Group, LLP, Mr. Gade has 30 years of marketing and management experience, most recently serving as senior executive for the southwest region of Home Depot, Inc. from 2003 to 2004. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Gade served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing and Business Development for 7-Eleven, Inc. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Gade was employed by Associates First Capital Corporation as Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Development. Mr. Gade also serves on the Board of Directors of MFRI, Inc. and The Crane Group.

Rishi Garg

Mr. Rishi Garg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Garg comes to Rent-A-Center with over fifteen years of experience in the technology sector having most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Twitter, Inc. Earlier, Rishi served as the Head of Corporate Development at Square, and prior to that co-founded and served as Vice President, Business Development at FanSnap. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University, and earned his M.B.A at the Harvard Business School.

Jeffery Jackson

Mr. Jeffery M. Jackson is an Independent Director of Rent-A-Center Inc., since March 2007. Mr. Jackson is Managing Director of Thayer Ventures, a venture capital company investing in technology companies that serve the travel and hospitality industries. Mr. Jackson served as the Executive Vice President – Corporate Business Development of Sabre Holdings, Inc., a travel technology company, from August 2009 to March 2012, and previously served as its Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to August 2009. Mr. Jackson served as a board member of Travelocity.com until March 2002, when it became a Sabre Holdings subsidiary. Prior to joining Sabre Holdings in 1998, Mr. Jackson served as both Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer, and Vice President and Controller of American Airlines, Inc.

J. Lentell

Mr. J. V. Lentell is an Independent Director of Rent-A-Center Inc. He is no longer Lead Independent Director of the Company effective January 31, 2014. Since July 1993, he has served as a director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intrust Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Kansas State Bank & Trust Co. Mr. Lentell was employed by Kansas State Bank & Trust Co., in Wichita, Kansas from 1966 until July 1993, serving as Chairman of the Board from 1981 until July 1993.

Steven Pepper

Mr. Steven L. Pepper has been appointed as an Independent Director of Rent-A-Center, Inc., effective May 9, 2013. In 2011, Mr. Pepper retired as President of Yum Brands Mexico, a position he had held since 2001. Over the course of his twenty-year career with Yum, Mr. Pepper was responsible for the company's businesses in Europe, Africa and Brazil, as well as serving in key financial positions in the United States and Latin America. Since 2006, Mr. Pepper also served as a member of Yum's Partners Council, a leadership group comprised of the company's twenty top executives. Since retiring from Yum, Mr. Pepper has served as an advisor to a number of private equity groups regarding investments in Latin America. Mr. Pepper also serves on the Advisory Board of Colombia’s leading diversified restaurant and food services company, a division of Grupo Nutresa.

Leonard Roberts

Mr. Leonard H. Roberts is an Independent Director of Rent-A-Center Inc., since September 2006. Mr. Roberts served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of RadioShack Corporation from May 2005 until May 2006, and had previously served as a director since 1997, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2005, and President from 1993 to 1999. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Roberts was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shoney’s, Inc., and from 1985 to 1990 was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s, Inc. Mr. Roberts is a director of the Fort Worth Crime Commission, a director and former Chairman of the Board of Texas Health Resources, and a director of J.C. Penney, Inc. Mr. Roberts previously served on the board of TXU Energy, Inc.

Paula Stern

The Hon., Dr. Paula Stern Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Rent-A-Center, Inc. . Dr. Stern is Chairwoman of The Stern Group, Inc., an international advisory firm in areas of business and government strategy established in 1988. She was Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission from 1978 to 1987 and Chairwoman from 1984 to 1986. Dr. Stern serves on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development and on the Advisory Council of Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations, Inter-American Dialogue, Bretton Woods Committee, and the High Level Advisory Group for the Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Dr. Stern also serves on the board of Avon Products, Inc. Dr. Stern previously served as a director of Hasbro, Inc., Avaya, Inc. and Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.