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Aaron's Reports Nearly 1,000 Retail Jobs Created In 2012; CEO Announces Similar Expansion Planned For 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

Aaron's Reports Nearly 1,000 Retail Jobs Created In 2012; CEO Announces Similar Expansion Planned For 2013

08:33 EDT Monday, April 01, 2013

Rapid growth of Aaron's stores brings employment to U.S. and Canada

ATLANTA, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced last week from its 2013 National Managers Meeting in Nashville that the Company and its franchisees added a total of 950 new jobs across the U.S. and Canada last year. According to Aaron's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald W. Allen, the Company plans similar expansion for 2013.

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Aaron's is on target to hire 750 new employees based on current plans to open 125 new stores this year.

"Aaron's has experienced consistent growth, with 2012 delivering financial results that were the best in the Company's history," Allen said. "We plan to continue new store openings in 2013 across the United States and Canada, which in turn creates jobs."

At the 2013 Aaron's National Managers Meeting in Nashville, 2,000 Aaron's associates gathered for a wide scale community outreach initiative and to learn more about Aaron's growth plans for the year.  Since 2009, Aaron's managers have invested 25,800 hours and $2 million in product and service donations through outreach projects conducted at National Managers Meetings in cities including Washington, D.C., Dallas, Orlando, and now Nashville.

About Aaron's, Inc.Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 2,075 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.

Aaron's, Inc. includes brands such as Aarons.com, GoRimco.com, and HomeStagingbyAarons.com.

SOURCE Aaron's, Inc.

For further information: Garet Hayes, ghayes@hopebeckham.com, Office: 404.604.2602

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