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.