Photo Release -- Aaron's Announces Successful 50th Anniversary Celebration

Indiana Resident Wins '55 Chevy in $80,000 Anniversary Sweepstakes

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE:RNT), the nation's leader in the rental, sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced the completion of its year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration and the culmination of the 50th Anniversary "Drive Away in our '55 Chevy" Sweepstakes.

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John Zorick, Jr. of Valapariso, Indiana was selected with four other First Prize Winners out of 50 Monthly Winners to receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas. There, Mr. Zorick chose the key that started the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, valued at nearly $40,000, in front of the sold-out crowd in attendance for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race. The 50 Monthly Winners each received one of 50 replica racing helmets autographed by Aaron's #99 Dream Machine driver, Michael Waltrip.

According to Aaron's Vice President of Marketing Mark Rudnick, "We are honored to celebrate such a remarkable milestone in our Company's history and we are thrilled at the response to our 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes. We are proud to be among the best-of-the-best companies who continue to thrive and grow after half of a century in business."

The other four Aaron's "Drive Away in our '55 Chevy" First Prize Winners were: Catrina Hare of Memphis, TN; Renee Melvin of Milton, FL; Steven Schopf of Burlington, WI; and Greg Pickerel of Arvada, CO.

Aaron's stores offer customers access to high quality furniture, appliances, electronics and computers for sale or on a lease-ownership arrangement. Customers have the option of buying their merchandise for an attractive cash price, or opting to lease their merchandise for even greater flexibility. With a lease option, customers make modest monthly payments and have the immediate use of the items they need without waiting for credit checks or other delays. Plus, Aaron's will take care of delivery, set-up, repairs and more for the duration of a customer's lease.

Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE:RNT) is a leader in the sale and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances, now with over 1,185 Company-operated and franchised stores in 46 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company also manufactures an exclusive line of furniture, bedding and accessories at 10 facilities in four states.

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