ColorTyme, RimTyme Announce New Corporate Communications Specialist

Plano, Texas (PressExposure) December 29, 2009 -- ColorTyme and RimTyme announced today the hiring of Christine Saggese as the corporate communications specialist. In her new role, Ms. Saggese will manage both brands' public relations strategies, assist with internal communications and support franchisees.

Prior to joining ColorTyme and RimTyme, Ms. Saggese served as account executive for S. Bell Public Relations, a full-service communications firm in Dallas. With experience in generating local, national and international press coverage for clients in a variety of industries, Ms. Saggese has a passion for writing and is an active volunteer in her community.

"We are happy to welcome Christine to our team," said Jim Deering, Director of Franchise Development for ColorTyme. "Her background in media relations and enthusiasm for public outreach for will be beneficial to our company, franchise community and customers alike."

A Plano, Texas resident for more than 15 years, Ms. Saggese earned her bachelor's degree in public relations, magna cum laude, from Texas Tech University.

"I have a profound respect for ColorTyme and RimTyme as they provide excellent resources and are known for incomparable customer service," said Saggese. "It's an exciting privilege for me to guide both well-established brands into new media trends and give support to so many they have served for 30 years."

About ColorTyme

ColorTyme, Inc., founded in 1979, is America’s oldest franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores. ColorTyme franchisees operate 196 rent-to-own stores in 33 states, and the company’s custom-wheels-and-tires franchise brand, RimTyme, operates 24 stores in 11 states. ColorTyme is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of the largest RTO company in the world, Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII).

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Press Release Submitted On: December 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm
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