Rent-A-Center’s “Operation: Just Like Home” Supports Military Families

  Rent-A-Center’s “Operation: Just Like Home” Supports Military Families

Business Wire

PLANO, Texas -- January 23, 2013

Rent-A-Center today concluded an annual initiative dubbed “Operation: Just
Like Home.” In support of the US military, the initiative got under way early
last year at the Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu in California and came
to a close today at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The year-long effort saw Rent-A-Center provide brand new name-brand
merchandise to 12 military installations across the country. The aid came in
the form of furniture, electronics, computers and appliances.

Valued at over $100,000, the Rent-A-Center-supplied merchandise was aimed at
providing a more comfortable and relaxing on-base environment for
servicemembers, veterans and their families.

Reflecting a cross section of the country, the 12 installations Rent-A-Center
visited are: U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii; U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick,
Maryland; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson,
Alaska; Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, California; Marine Corps
Mountain Training Center, California; Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu,
California; Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island; Submarine Base New London,
Connecticut; NSA North West Annex, Virginia; NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex,
Virginia; and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

“Throughout the years, Rent-A-Center has held our nation’s military in the
highest regard and supported a variety of military organizations,” said Mark
Speese, chairman and CEO of Rent-A-Center. “Supporting the valiant men and
women in the armed forces has been a particularly rewarding experience for our

2012 marked Rent-A-Center’s fourth year of support for the armed forces.
Operation: Just Like Home’s 2013 activities are slated to get under way in the

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII), headquartered in Plano, Texas, operates more
than 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. The
Company employs over 20,000 coworkers. Learn more at


Xavier Dominicis, 800-275-2696 x 1025
VP of Public Affairs
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