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easyhome Ltd.

November 21, 2008 17:41 ET

easygates, LLC and easyhome Master Franchisor Announces Plans to Open First Store

WICHITA, KANSAS--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2008) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH) -

easygates, LLC - Bud Gates, Chairman and CEO of easygates, LLC announces the opening of their first store in the U.S. in Olathe, KS. A Grand Opening event has been planned for November 22, 2008 at the store in the West Market Shopping Center at 113 S. Parker Road in Olathe. The store will be open to the public at 10:00 a.m. It is anticipated easygates will open two more stores in the Kansas City metro area in 2008.

Mr. Gates stated, "Greg Wohler, our Director of Operations, has put together a great team led by Store Manager, David Herrera, to open our first store. The easyhome concept has proven to be very successful and we believe consumers in Olathe will love the outstanding customer service they will experience at our store." David Ingram, President and CEO of easyhome Ltd. commented, "We are thrilled to see that our partner, Master Franchisor, easygates announced the opening of their first U.S. store. We are confident a carefully constructed growth platform has been built by Bud and his team and look forward to much success."

Mr. Gates was formerly Chairman and CEO at Rent-A-Center and THORN Americas, Inc. easygates, LLC, was established in 2007 by Mr. Gates to create a platform to develop both corporate and franchise stores in the U.S. $6 billon rent-to-own industry.

easygates, LLC through easyhome U.S. Ltd. has the exclusive rights to franchise or operate easyhome stores in the 36 states in the U.S., not bordering Canada. easyhome Ltd. (parent company of easyhome U.S. Ltd), is Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and the third largest in North America, offering top quality, name brand household furnishings, appliances and electronics to consumers. easyhome Ltd. operates 227 stores across Canada and the U.S. (including 1 license and 5 franchise stores in Canada and 1 easygates franchise store in the U.S.).

Contact Information

  • easygates, LLC
    Bud Gates
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    (316) 685-3893
    Email: bgates@gatesent.com
    or
    easygates, LLC
    8100 E. 22nd St. N., Ste. 2100-3
    Wichita, KS 67226