RentWay Hires Veteran Marketing Executive

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rent-Way, Inc.

    ERIE, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Rent-Way Inc.
 (NYSE:   RWY) announced today that it has hired Roger Zwingler as Vice President
 - Advertising and Marketing.  Mr. Zwingler was previously Director, Marketing
 Services for the North American Tire Division at Goodyear Tire and Rubber,
 Akron, Ohio.
     Mr. Zwingler stated, "This company has tremendous growth potential.  It
 has great leadership, a unique culture and the assets to support continued
 expansion and industry dominance.  I am eager to build on Rent-Way's
 reputation as a strong innovator and national brand."
     He brings to Rent-Way a 28 year track record at a Fortune 200 corporation.
 Mr. Zwingler has spent his career developing and implementing numerous
 successful programs and new product introductions.  His responsibilities have
 included North American advertising and brand management, strategic planning
 and supervision of multiple outside agencies.
     William E. Morgenstern, Rent-Way's chairman and CEO, noted, "There are
 many similarities between the Rent-Way and Goodyear distribution systems.
 Roger Zwingler's experience overseeing marketing for 3,500 Goodyear stores is
 a great addition to our strong operating team.  He adds more major-league
 experience to Rent-Way's senior management as we prepare for our next growth
 phase."
     Rent-Way is the second largest operator of rental-purchase stores in the
 United States.  Rent-Way rents quality name brand merchandise such as home
 entertainment equipment, computers, furniture and appliances from 1,135 stores
 in 42 states.
 
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SOURCE Rent-Way, Inc.
    ERIE, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Rent-Way Inc.
 (NYSE:   RWY) announced today that it has hired Roger Zwingler as Vice President
 - Advertising and Marketing.  Mr. Zwingler was previously Director, Marketing
 Services for the North American Tire Division at Goodyear Tire and Rubber,
 Akron, Ohio.
     Mr. Zwingler stated, "This company has tremendous growth potential.  It
 has great leadership, a unique culture and the assets to support continued
 expansion and industry dominance.  I am eager to build on Rent-Way's
 reputation as a strong innovator and national brand."
     He brings to Rent-Way a 28 year track record at a Fortune 200 corporation.
 Mr. Zwingler has spent his career developing and implementing numerous
 successful programs and new product introductions.  His responsibilities have
 included North American advertising and brand management, strategic planning
 and supervision of multiple outside agencies.
     William E. Morgenstern, Rent-Way's chairman and CEO, noted, "There are
 many similarities between the Rent-Way and Goodyear distribution systems.
 Roger Zwingler's experience overseeing marketing for 3,500 Goodyear stores is
 a great addition to our strong operating team.  He adds more major-league
 experience to Rent-Way's senior management as we prepare for our next growth
 phase."
     Rent-Way is the second largest operator of rental-purchase stores in the
 United States.  Rent-Way rents quality name brand merchandise such as home
 entertainment equipment, computers, furniture and appliances from 1,135 stores
 in 42 states.
 
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