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Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, HomeSmart, Franchise, and Manufacturing. It is engaged in the lease ownership, lease, and retail sale of various products, including widescreen and LCD televisions, computers, tablets, living room, dining room and bedroom furniture, washers, dryers, and refrigerators. The company offers products of various brands, such as Samsung, Frigidaire, Hewlett-Packard, LG, Maytag, Simmons, JVC, Sharp, and Magnavox. As of February 7, 2014, the company had approximately 2,115 company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states of the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

12,600 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/14
Founded in 1955

aaron's inc (AAN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $850.0K
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Total Annual Compensation: $352.2K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $675.0K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $469.5K
Senior Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $381.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

aaron's inc (AAN) Key Developments

Aaron's, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Aaron's, Inc. announced that Sharon Lawrence has been named Vice President of Finance and Kirby Salgado joins Aaron's as Vice President of Merchandising. Lawrence, formerly Aaron's Director of Franchise Finance, joined Aaron's in 2012 after a 25+ year career at SunTrust Bank. While at SunTrust she served in a variety of lending and managerial positions throughout the Corporate & Investment Banking Division. Lawrence holds a BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business. She will report to Gil Danielson, Aaron's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Salgado most recently served as VP/GMM for Sears Holdings where he led the merchandising of the Lawn & Garden categories for both Sears and Kmart. He has also held key roles at fred's Super Dollar, Office Depot and Burdines Department Store where he had a consistent track record of performance and brought greatly improved efficiencies to the merchandising operations.

Aaron's, Inc. Announces Board Appointments

Aaron's, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Vintage Capital Management, LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, the company will expand the size of its Board from eight to ten directors. Brian R. Kahn, Managing Member of Vintage, has been appointed to the Board, effective May 20, 2014, and included in the company's slate of director nominees for election at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. In addition, within 30 days following the 2014 Annual Meeting, Matthew E. Avril, former President of the Hotel Group of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (Starwood), will be appointed to the Board. Brian R. Kahn founded and has served as the investment manager of Vintage and its predecessor since 1998. Mr. Kahn has served as Chairman of API Technologies Corp. since January 2011; from January 2011 to August 2012, Mr. Kahn also served as Chief Executive Officer of API. From October 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Kahn was a director of Integral Systems, Inc. From September 2009 to April 2010, Mr. Kahn was the Chairman of White Electronic Designs Corporation. Matthew E. Avril retired from Starwood in December 2012, where he had served as President, Hotel Group since September 2008. Mr. Avril was responsible for hotel operations worldwide for Starwood's nine hotel brands. Mr. Avril began his career with Starwood in 1989 through Vistana, Inc.

Aaron's, Inc. Proposes Amendment to Bylaws

Aaron's, Inc. announced that the Aaron's board of directors has unanimously voted to amend the company's bylaws to declassify the board, subject to the approval of Aaron's shareholders. The board will ask shareholders to approve this bylaw amendment at Aaron's annual meeting on June 10, 2014. If the bylaw amendment to declassify the board is approved, nominees for the class of directors whose terms expire at the 2014 meeting will be elected for one-year terms, and, at subsequent annual meetings, director nominees will be elected for one-year terms.


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