The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Rent-A-Center, Inc. Investors and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

BENSALEM, Pa.--()--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Rent-A-Center, Inc. (“Rent-A-Center” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RCII) securities between July 27, 2015, and October 10, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Rent-A-Center investors have until February 21, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their Rent-A-Center investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

The complaint filed in this lawsuit alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose: (1) that Rent-A-Center could not properly implement its new point of sale system (“POS”); (2) that, the POS was performing extremely poorly, including several instances where the system suffered complete outages; (3) that as a result, the Company’s Acceptance Now credit system could not be implemented properly; (4) that the Company could not meet revenue and profitability guidance provided to investors; (5) that, as such, the Company would need to revise its prior guidance; and (6) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Rent-A-Center’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

If you purchased shares of Rent-A-Center during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than February 21, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.

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Contacts

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Howard G. Smith, Esquire
215-638-4847
888-638-4847
howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com
www.howardsmithlaw.com

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The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Rent-A-Center, Inc. Investors and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

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Contacts

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Howard G. Smith, Esquire
215-638-4847
888-638-4847
howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com
www.howardsmithlaw.com