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Rent-A-Center’s “Operation: Just Like Home” Supports Military Families

Rent-A-Center today concluded an annual initiative dubbed “Operation: Just Like Home.” In support of the US military, the initiative got under way early last year at the Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu in California and came to a close today at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The year-long effort saw Rent-A-Center provide brand new name-brand merchandise to 12 military installations across the country. The aid came in the form of furniture, electronics, computers and appliances.

Valued at over $100,000, the Rent-A-Center-supplied merchandise was aimed at providing a more comfortable and relaxing on-base environment for servicemembers, veterans and their families.

Reflecting a cross section of the country, the 12 installations Rent-A-Center visited are: U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii; U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, California; Marine Corps Mountain Training Center, California; Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, California; Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island; Submarine Base New London, Connecticut; NSA North West Annex, Virginia; NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex, Virginia; and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

“Throughout the years, Rent-A-Center has held our nation’s military in the highest regard and supported a variety of military organizations,” said Mark Speese, chairman and CEO of Rent-A-Center. “Supporting the valiant men and women in the armed forces has been a particularly rewarding experience for our coworkers.”

2012 marked Rent-A-Center’s fourth year of support for the armed forces. Operation: Just Like Home’s 2013 activities are slated to get under way in the spring.

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII), headquartered in Plano, Texas, operates more than 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. The Company employs over 20,000 coworkers. Learn more at www.rentacenter.com.



Copyright Business Wire 2010

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