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Rent-A-Center Inc. [RCII] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rent-A-Center Inc. [RCII] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell07:00 EST Monday, February 25, 2013 ADVISORY, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --What: Rent-A-Center Inc. [RCII], which provides an easy, affordable way for people to furnish their homes through flexible rental purchase agreements, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Rent-A-Center Chairman and CEO, Mark Speese will ring the Opening Bell.Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast StudioWhen: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ETContact: Xavier Dominicis (214) 708-7980 xavier.dominicis@rentacenter.comNASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.comFeed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSKFacebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ.           For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx.Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.About Rent-A-Center Inc. [RCII]: Rent-A-Center, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the largest rent-to-own operator in North America, focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality, durable goods such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories, under flexible rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. The Company owns and operates approximately 3,095 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and approximately 965 RAC Acceptance kiosk locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. ColorTyme, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a national franchiser of approximately 225 rent-to-own stores operating under the trade name of "ColorTyme." For additional information about the Company, please visit www.rentacenter.com.About NASDAQ OMX Group: The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500) -NDAQA-