Rent-A-Center Supports 100 Black Men of South Florida

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    March 16, 2012 19:27 UTC

    Rent-A-Center Supports 100 Black Men of South Florida

    MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), today presented?12 laptop
    computers and $5000?to the 100 Black Men of South Florida.

    The computers will support?digital literacy and after-school activities
    in collaboration with The Fountain of New Life, a non-denominational,
    multi-cultural church. The church, located in Miami Gardens, is led by
    Pastor Wayne Lomax, a member of the 100 Black Men of South Florida.

    ?We thank Rent-A-Center for its willingness to give back to the
    community it does business with,? said Ellis Adger, president of the 100
    Black Men of South Florida.?Learn more, about the 100 Black Men of South
    Florida at?http://www.100blackmensf.org.

    Tied to an?initiative dubbed “Random Acts of Caring,” the?support
    recognizes?the?important work undertaken by the?preeminent African
    American male mentorship?organization.

    “The contributions of the 100 Black Men to South Florida are
    immeasurable,” said Rent-A-Center Vice President Xavier Dominicis. “It?s
    gratifying to partner with an organization of this caliber.”

    Today?s Random Act?of Caring marks?the 81st?act
    undertaken since Rent-A-Center launched the initiative in 2008 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.

    Contacts

    Rent-A-Center, Inc.
    Luisa Jimmerson, 972-801-2291
    media@rentacenter.com

    Source: Rent-A-Center, Inc.