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April 03, 2009 18:58 ET

easygates, LLC Announces Two More Franchises to Open Stores

WICHITA, KANSAS--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH) -

Bud Gates, Chairman and CEO of easygates, LLC announces two more franchises are opening stores in the U.S. Both stores will open on April 4, 2009, one on South Congress in Austin, Texas and the other in the Geyer Springs Shopping Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Mr. Gates stated, "We are excited to be bringing the easyhome concept to two new markets. Trent McKenzie and Chuck Siedlecki, our Austin Franchisees have put together a great team to develop central Texas. They have a track record of success and will do an outstanding job of representing the easyhome brand. Little Rock is a great market and Greg Wohler, Director of Operations, has also put together an outstanding team led by Store Manager, Rodney Dedman. The easyhome concept has proven to be very successful and we believe consumers in Little Rock and Austin will love the outstanding customer service they will experience at our stores." David Ingram, President and CEO of easyhome Ltd. commented, "The U.S. market provides tremendous opportunity and I am thrilled to see our Master Franchisor, easygates, announcing two more franchises opening stores in the U.S. Bud and his team have developed a solid franchise support platform and we 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 229 stores across Canada and the U.S. (including 1 license and 5 franchise stores in Canada and with the addition of these 2 stores, now has 5 easygates franchise stores 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