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Rent-A-Center, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Call and Webcast

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rent-A-Center, Inc. (Nasdaq:RCII) today announced it will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 21st, at 10:45 a.m. ET to discuss third-quarter results slated for release following the market's close on October 20th. Live audio of the conference call will be available on the company's investor relations website at http://investor.rentacenter.com. A replay will be available beginning October 21st at 1:45 p.m. ET.

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 3,025 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and approximately 1,360 AcceptanceNOW kiosk locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center Franchising International (previously ColorTyme, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a franchisor of approximately 180 rent-to-own stores operating under the trade name of "Rent-A-Center", "ColorTyme", or "RimTyme."

CONTACT: Contact for Rent-A-Center, Inc.: David E. Carpenter Vice President - Investor Relations 972-801-1214 david.carpenter@rentacenter.com Maureen B. Short Senior Vice President - Finance, Investor Relations, and Treasury 972-801-1899 maureen.short@rentacenter.comSource:Rent-A-Center