Cintas Corporation Announces Addition of James J. Johnson to Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, March 25, 2009 — Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) today announced that James J. Johnson has been elected to the companyï¿½s Board of Directors. Mr. Johnsonï¿½s appointment brings the number of independent directors to seven, and increases the number of board members to ten.
ï¿½We are delighted that Jim Johnson has joined the Cintas Board of Directors,ï¿½ said Richard T. Farmer, Chairman of Cintas Corporation. ï¿½His extensive experience serving as the Chief Legal Officer of a major international corporation as well as his substantial experience with corporate governance and compliance issues will be a tremendous asset to Cintas and our shareholders.ï¿½
Mr. Johnson served as the Chief Legal Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company from May 1991 until his retirement in June 2008. During that time, he reported to four successive Chief Executive Officers and was the principal legal and corporate governance advisor to the P&G Board of Directors. As P&Gï¿½s Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Johnson managed approximately 285 lawyers globally and served as the Co-Chair of P&Gï¿½s Ethics and Compliance Committee. Mr. Johnson joined the P&G Legal Department in 1973, and served as Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel prior to becoming P&Gï¿½s Chief Legal Officer in 1991.
Mr. Johnson is a past President of the National Association of General Counsel, a Founding Trustee of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical Center Fund of Cincinnati. Mr. Johnson also serves on the Steering Committee of the U.S. Civil Justice Reform Group and the Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.
Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law. Mr. Johnson and his wife Sandra have two children.
About Cintas Corportaion:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.