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RENT-A-CENTER INVESTOR ALERT: Hagens Berman Alerts Investors in Rent-A-Center of Investigation Into Possible Securities Law Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP alerts investors in Rent-A-Center to the firm’s investigation into potential misstatements that may violate the federal securities laws.

If you purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Rent-A-Center during 2016 and suffered over $50,000 in losses contact Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP.  For more information visit:

or contact Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm’s investigation, by calling 510-725-3000 or emailing

Rent-A-Center shares tumbled over 28% on heavy trading during October 11, 2016, the same day the Company disclosed it was continuing to experience issues with its new Point-of-Sale [POS] system that would have a larger than expected negative impact on Company sales.

The Company’s disclosures apparently represent a complete reversal from its prior statements made on July 28, 2016, in which RCII management noted that POS system issues were fixed and the “distraction” of implementing the POS system was alleviated.  It is still unclear whether RCII has fully remedied the POS system issues.

“Whenever a company’s management says significant business issues are fixed, reasonable investors are entitled to take those statements at face value without having to independently vet them,” said Hagens Berman partner Reed Kathrein.

Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Rent-A-Center should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new SEC whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 510-725-3000 or email

About Hagens Berman
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Reed Kathrein, 510-725-3000

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