Rent-A-Center Donates to Covenant House

  Rent-A-Center Donates to Covenant House

Business Wire

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- February 13, 2013

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), today donated 10 desktop computers to
Covenant House New Jersey. The donation is tied to a philanthropic initiative
dubbed “Random Acts of Caring,” launched by Rent-A-Center in 2008.

“The generosity shown by Rent-A-Center is a direct reflection of their values.
Our young men and women can now utilize these new computers to advance their
educational and vocational pursuits,” said Brian Nelson, South Jersey director
of Covenant House.

Covenant House is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth with
respect and unconditional love while offering shelter and a wide variety of
services. It has been serving homeless and at-risk youth in Atlantic City
since 1989. The donated computers will be utilized in the shelter’s
educational and vocational classroom and in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

“We selected Covenant House in recognition of the organization’s important
work in meeting the needs and improving the lives of at-risk youth in Atlantic
City,” said Xavier Dominicis, vice president of public affairs at
Rent-A-Center. “Today’s Random Act of Caring marks the 88th act undertaken
since Rent-A-Center launched this initiative to support the communities it
serves.”

Rent-A-Center, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, currently operates
approximately 3,000 company-owned stores nationwide and in Canada, Mexico and
Puerto Rico. The stores generally offer high-quality, durable goods such as
major consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories
under flexible rental-purchase agreements that generally allow the customer to
obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed upon rental
period. Learn more at www.rentacenter.com.

Contact:

Rent-A-Center, Inc.
Xavier Dominicis, 972-801-1815
media@rentacenter.com
 
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