Rent-A-Center promotes Michael Muth to Divisional VP

Rent to own chain promotes employeeRent-A-Center, Inc. announces the promotion of Michael Muth to divisional vice president.

Muth joined Rent-A-Center in 1999 as an assistant manager. He quickly distinguished himself as a top performer and ascended through the ranks, managing stores, then districts, and has served as a regional director since 2005.

Reporting to Executive Vice President Jim York, Muth is now charged with oversight of a key, ten-state division of approximately 625 stores located throughout the southeastern US and Puerto Rico.

“Michael is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of coaching and motivating teams to deliver strong business results and outstanding customer experiences,” stated York. “Our customers expect professional, friendly, knowledgeable service; they expect great-looking stores; and they expect immediate access to quality merchandise as they shop to get the products they want and need for their homes. Michael develops his people to meet and exceed those expectations on all fronts. As a result, his teams lead the company in driving profit and delivering the kind of exceptional service that creates customers who are Rent-A-Center fans for life. I am excited that Michael is assuming this important role, enabling him to have an even greater impact on our coworkers, our customers and our business.”

“Our coworkers are the key to our success,” Muth stated, “I’m thankful for my teams who have earned me the privilege of stepping into this increased leadership position. My greatest success has been in helping others succeed so I’m excited to have this opportunity to lead a division. Through training, setting clear expectations, and keeping a clear focus on what’s important, I will continue to build our business and help improve the lives of our coworkers and customers.”

About Rent-A-Center
A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, Texas-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 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 2,607 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and approximately 1,919 AcceptanceNOW kiosk locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center Franchising International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a franchisor of approximately 228 rent-to-own stores operating under the trade name of “Rent-A-Center,” “ColorTyme,” or “RimTyme.”