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Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the common stock in Rent-A-Center traded, and what is the stock ticker symbol?
The common stock in Rent-A-Center is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and the ticker symbol is RCII.
Does Rent-A-Center have a Direct Stock Purchase Plan?
No, Rent-A-Center does not currently offer a Direct Stock Purchase Plan. If you would like to purchase shares of Rent-A-Center, please contact your broker.
Does Rent-A-Center pay a dividend?

Yes. On July 26, 2010, Rent-A-Center's Board of Directors declared the first dividend for the Company's stockholders in the amount of $0.06 per share. The following is the Company's history of dividends:
 

Declaration Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share
07/26/10 08/10/10 08/12/10 08/26/10 $0.06
10/25/10 11/03/10 11/05/10 11/23/10 $0.06
12/20/10 01/03/11 01/05/11 01/26/11 $0.06
03/22/11 04/04/11 04/06/11 04/27/11 $0.06
05/12/11 06/29/11 07/01/11 07/20/11 $0.16
09/28/11 10/08/11 10/10/11 10/26/11 $0.16
12/15/11 01/02/12 01/04/12 01/25/12 $0.16
03/08/12 04/02/12 04/04/12 04/25/12 $0.16
05/10/12 06/30/12 07/02/12 07/25/12 $0.16
09/10/12 09/29/12 10/01/12 10/24/12 $0.16
12/17/12 01/01/13 01/03/13 01/24/13 $0.21
03/07/13 04/02/13 04/04/13 04/25/13 $0.21
05/09/13 06/30/13 07/02/13 07/25/13 $0.21
09/09/13 09/29/13 10/01/13 10/24/13 $0.21
12/12/13 01/01/14 01/03/14 01/23/14 $0.23
03/06/14 04/01/14 04/03/14 04/24/14 $0.23
05/08/14 06/30/14 07/02/14 07/24/14 $0.23
09/08/14 09/30/14 10/02/14 10/23/14 $0.23
12/11/14 12/31/14 01/02/15 01/22/15 $0.24
03/05/15 03/31/15 04/02/15 04/23/15 $0.24
06/04/15 06/30/15 07/02/15 07/23/15 $0.24
09/08/15 09/29/15 10/01/15 10/22/15 $0.24
12/10/15 01/02/16 01/04/16 01/21/16 $0.24
02/01/16 04/02/16 04/04/16 04/21/16 $0.08
06/02/16 07/03/16 07/05/16 07/21/16 $0.08
09/08/16 10/01/16 10/03/16 10/20/16 $0.08
12/08/16 01/03/17 01/05/17 01/26/17 $0.08
03/02/17 03/30/17 04/03/17 04/20/17 $0.08
06/07/17 06/29/17 07/03/17 07/20/17 $0.08
What do “record date”, “ex-dividend date” and “payment date” mean?
Record Date: When a dividend is declared, the Company’s Board of Directors sets the “record date” for that dividend. You must be a “stockholder of record” (on the Company’s books) as of the “record date” in order to receive the dividend.

Ex-Dividend Date: “Ex-dividend” is a financial expression meaning without dividend. In order to be a “stockholder of record” who is entitled to receive the dividend, you must purchase shares before the ex-dividend date. The ex-dividend date is typically two business days before the record date. If you purchase stock on the ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.

Payment Date: The “payment date” is the date the dividend is paid to the Company’s “stockholders of record”.

What is the fiscal year for Rent-A-Center?
The fiscal year for Rent-A-Center starts January 1st and ends December 31st.
When and where was Rent-A-Center incorporated?
Rent-A-Center was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on September 16, 1986.
How many employees does Rent-A-Center have?
As of September 30, 2015, Rent-A-Center had over 20,000 employees.
Where is Rent-A-Center located?
The Rent-A-Center headquarters are located at:

5501 Headquarters Drive
Plano,TX 75024
Who are the independent auditors for Rent-A-Center?
KPMG LLP
717 North Harwood Street, Suite 3100
Dallas, TX 75201
Who is Rent-A-Center’s outside legal counsel?
Norton Rose Fulbright
2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 2800
Dallas, TX 75201
www.fulbright.com
Who is the transfer agent for Rent-A-Center?
Transfer Agent and Registrar
Computershare
P.O. BOX 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170
(877)-264-3797

Overnight correspondence should be sent to:
Computershare
211 Quality Circle, Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845

Shareholder Toll Free: (877) 264-3797
Foreign shareowners: (201) 680-6578

Shareholder website
www.computershare.com/investor

Shareholder online inquiries
https://www-us.computershare.com/investor/Contact
What is the CUSIP number for Rent-A-Center?
Rent-A-Center common stock 76009N100.
How often has Rent-A-Center’s stock split?
The company was known as Renters Choice, Inc. from December 1993 until December 31, 1998, when the Rent-A-Center name change became effective. There was a:
  • Initial public offering of the common stock effected on February 1, 1995 under Renters Choice
  • 3-for-2 stock split of the common stock effected on June 20, 1995 under Renters Choice
  • 2-for-1 stock split of the common stock effected on October 9, 1995 under Renters Choice
  • 5-for-2 stock split of the common stock effected on September 2, 2003 under Rent-A-Center
Who can I contact about specific investor relation’s issues?
If you are unable to find the desired information about Rent-A-Center on this web site, you can forward your issues and/or concerns to,

Rent-A-Center, Inc.
Investor Relations
5501 Headquarters Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Or email: Investor.relations@rentacenter.com