STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
UNDER THE RENT-A-CENTER, INC.
2006 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
THIS STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (the “ Agreement ”) is made and entered into as of the ___day of
___, 20___(the “ Grant Date ”), by and between RENT-A-CENTER, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “
Company ”), and ___( the “ Optionee ”).
W I T N E S S E T H :
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Rent-A-Center, Inc. 2006 Equity Incentive Plan (the “ Plan ”), the Company
desires to grant to the Optionee, and the Optionee desires to accept, an option to purchase shares of the
Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “ Common Stock ”), upon the terms and conditions
set forth in this Agreement and the Plan.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants herein contained and other
good and valuable consideration, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Grant & Tax Status . The Company hereby grants to the Optionee an option to purchase up to ___shares
of Common Stock, at a purchase price of $______ per share pursuant to the Plan. This option is not intended to
qualify as an “incentive stock option” within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
2. Term . Unless sooner terminated in accordance herewith or the Plan, this option will automatically expire
on the tenth anniversary of the date hereof.
3. Vesting Schedule . Except as otherwise provided herein, this option shall become vested and exercisable
in accordance with the following schedule, provided that the Optionee remains in continuous employment or other
service with the Company or its subsidiaries through each applicable vesting date:
In no event may this option be exercised for a fraction of a share.
4. Non-Transferability . This option may not be assigned or transferred except upon the Optionee’s death to
a beneficiary designated by the Optionee in a manner prescribed or approved for this purpose by the