Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and Annual 2012 Results on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and
             Annual 2012 Results on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 15, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of
America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI) today announced that it will report fourth
quarter and annual financial results for the year ended December 29, 2012
after the market closes on February 27, 2013.

The Company will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on
Thursday, February 28, 2013 to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and annual
financial results. To participate in the conference call, please dial the
following number ten minutes prior to the scheduled time: 800-671-7004.

A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at approximately 24-48 hours after the completion of the call.

About ARCA
ARCA's three business components are uniquely positioned in the industry to
work together to provide a full array of appliance-related services. ARCA
Advanced Processing, LLC employs advanced technology to refine traditional
appliance recycling techniques to achieve optimal revenue-generating and
environmental benefits. ARCA is also the exclusive North American distributor
for UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT), one of the world's leading manufacturers
of technologically advanced refrigerator recycling systems and recycling
facilities for electrical household appliances and electronic scrap. ARCA's
regional centers process appliances at end of life to remove environmentally
damaging substances and produce material byproducts for recycling for over 200
utilities in the U.S. and Canada. Nineteen company-owned stores under the name
ApplianceSmart, Inc.® sell new appliances directly to consumers and provide
affordable ENERGY STAR® options for energy efficiency appliance replacement

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as
defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including
statements regarding ARCA's future success. These forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated
with general economic conditions, competition in the retail and recycling
industries and regulatory risks. Other factors that could cause operating and
financial results to differ are described in ARCA's periodic reports filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other risks may be detailed from
time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC.

SOURCE Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

Contact: Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, CEO, +1-952-930-9000
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