Contact: Michael Keeley
Global Warranty Group to Partner with Aaron's for Extended Service Contract Programs
St. James, NY -- Thursday, February 20, 2014 --
Global Warranty Group (GWG), a leading third party administrator and premier provider of Extended Service Contract and OEM programs throughout North America, announced today it has entered into an agreement with Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) to be their exclusive provider of extended service programs. With over 2,100 retail locations, Aaron's is a leading, lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories.
"We are very excited to welcome Aaron's to the GWG family," said Bruce L. Wolfson, Senior Vice President of the OEM/ESC Division at GWG. "This strategic partnership represents a natural alignment between two organizations focused on providing innovative product protection plans along with world class service to Aaron's customer base."
"GWG's experience, innovation, expertise and consumer focus is what we are looking to provide to our customers. This will help Aaron's strengthen our existing relationships, and improve our overall brand experience with our customers," said Tom Blamire, Director of Merchandise, Aaron's, Inc.
About Aaron's, Inc.
Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 2,115 company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com. Aaron's, Inc. includes the Aarons.com and ShopHomeSmart.com brands.
About Global Warranty Group
Global Warranty Group is a leading developer and administrator of product warranty and extended service contract programs to the consumer electronics, consumer appliance, furniture, outdoor power equipment, wireless device and computer industries throughout the North America. The Company is backed by A.M. Best-rated insurers and maintain a state of the art 24/7/365 call and customer support center.
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