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June 05, 2009 18:29 ET

easygates, LLC Announces Two More Franchises to Open Stores

WICHITA, KANSAS--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH)

Bud Gates, Chairman and CEO of easygates, LLC announces the opening of two new U.S. franchise stores. Both stores will open on June 6, 2009, one located at 1023 Highway 80 in San Marcos, Texas and the other in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center in Salina, KS.

Mr. Gates stated, "We are elated to bring the easyhome concept to two new markets. Trent McKenzie and Chuck Siedlecki, our Central Texas Franchisees have put together a great team in San Marcos. Their Austin store is off to a great start and we expect San Marcos to be equally successful. Salina is a great market and Greg Wohler, Director of Operations, has also put together an outstanding team led by Store Manager, Debbie Hecox. The easyhome concept has proven to be very successful and we believe consumers in Salina and San Marcos will love the outstanding customer service they will experience at our stores." David Ingram, President and CEO of easyhome Ltd. commented, "The U.S. stores are performing well and I am thrilled to see our Master Franchisor, easygates, announcing two new markets for easyhome. Bud and his team have developed a solid franchise support platform and we look forward to their continued 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 232 stores across Canada and the U.S. (including 1 license and 5 franchise stores in Canada and 5 franchise stores in the US. The addition of these 2 stores in San Marcos Texas and Salina Kansas will bring the total to 7 with several more planned to open later this year.

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