Rent-A-Center Donates to Youth Automotive Training Center

  Rent-A-Center Donates to Youth Automotive Training Center

Business Wire

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- May 17, 2013

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), today donated Target gift cards valued
at $5000 to the Youth Automotive Training Center. The donation is tied to a
philanthropic initiative dubbed “Random Acts of Caring,” launched by
Rent-A-Center in 2008.

Established by Jim Moran in 1984, the mission of the Youth Automotive Training
Center is to train and educated at-risk youth in basic automotive repair
skills, academic remediation, job readiness and life-management skills. The
goal of this program is to prepare young adults who are at a disadvantage in
their lives to become self-sufficient, productive, law-abiding citizens.

“Thanks to the generosity of Rent-A-Center, YATC can use the gift cards for a
variety of essential needs for our students and their families. The cards will
help our kids with such items as clothing, food, baby needs and so much more,”
said Terry Routley, executive director at YATC.

“We selected the Youth Automotive Training Center in recognition of the
organization’s important work in meeting the needs and improving the lives of
at-risk youth,” said Xavier Dominicis, vice president of public affairs at
Rent-A-Center. “Today’s Random Act of Caring marks the 90^th 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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