Rent-A-Center Rolls out Spring Fundraisers Benefitting At-Risk Children in TX & Nationwide

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PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coworkers of Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS:RCII) and their children
teamed up for the 5th annual Little Big Shot basketball
tournament in Ft. Worth last weekend, launching a series of
company-sponsored community events in honor of National Volunteer Month
in April.

“Improving the quality of life for our coworkers and our customers is at
the heart of our company’s mission,” said Rent-A-Center CEO Robert
Davis, who credits youth athletic programs with building character,
confidence and success in his own life.

All proceeds from Rent-A-Center’s team sponsorship in the Little Big
Shot 3-point shootout benefitted tournament host HOPE Farm, whose
after-school leadership programs mentor boys from single-parent
households, helping them excel in mind, body and spirit.

Next up: More than 2,500 Rent-A-Center stores throughout the United
States and Puerto Rico will join the Company’s annual Spring Egg
fundraiser March 30-April 30 benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters
programs in their respective local communities. Since 2003,
Rent-A-Center has raised more than $2 million on behalf of BBBS, the
nation’s premiere donor and volunteer-supported youth mentoring
organization.

And April 29 kicks off Rent-A-Center’s Plano, TX headquarters
campaign to support the North Texas Food Bank in raising funds to feed
hungry families. One in every four children in North Texas is food
insecure, and elementary school children on free and reduced-price
school meal programs often face hunger when these meals are not
available over the summer.

About Rent-A-Center, Inc.

A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, TX-based, Rent-A-Center, Inc., is
focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by providing
them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality, durable
products such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture
and accessories, and smartphones, under flexible rental purchase
agreements with no long-term obligation. The Company owns and operates
approximately 2,815 stores in the United States, Mexico, Canada and
Puerto Rico, and approximately 1,975 Acceptance Now locations in the
United States and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center Franchising International,
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a national franchiser
of approximately 225 rent-to-own stores operating under the trade names
of “Rent-A-Center,” “ColorTyme,” and “RimTyme.” For additional
information about the Company, please visit our website at www.rentacenter.com.

Visit Rent-A-Center’s non-profit agency partner organizations at www.littlebigshottexas.com,
www.hopefarminc.org,
www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org
and www.ntfb.org.

Contacts

Rent-A-Center, Inc.
Sonia Holland, 972-801-1481
Sr. Director
of Communications
or
Little Big Shot Basketball Shootout
Tom
Slone, 817-500-5000
tom1slone@yahoo.com
or
HOPE
Farm
Gary Randle, 817-926-9116
grandle@hopefarmfw.org
or
ChappellRoberts,
on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Laura Ruden,
813-281-0088
LRuden@ChappellRoberts.com
or
North
Texas Food Bank
Courtney Bagot, 214-347-9620
courtneyb@ntfb.org