Rent-A-Center, Inc. is a rent-to-own operator in North America. It provides the customers the ownership of durable products, such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories, under rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. The Company operates in four segments: Core U.S., RAC Acceptance, International and ColorTyme. Its Core U.S. segment consists of its Company-owned stores located in the United States and Puerto Rico. Through the Company�s RAC Acceptance segment, it provides an onsite rent-to-own option at a third-party retailer�s location. Its International segment consists of Company-owned store locations in Canada and Mexico. ColorTyme is the Company�s nationwide franchisor of rent-to-own stores. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated 2,994 Company-owned stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, including 39 retail installment sales stores. On December 31, 2012, easyhome Ltd exchanged stores with the Company.