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Fortune: America's Most Admired Companies, 2005

FORTUNE Magazine Lists Cintas Corporation Among "America's Most Admired Companies" For Fifth Consecutive Year


Cintas Tops Diversified Outsourcing Industry List for Second Consecutive Year

CINCINNATI, OH, February 23, 2005 – In its annual analysis of more than 580 companies from 65 industries, FORTUNE magazine listed Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) among “ America ’s Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. The recognition also marks the third time, and second consecutive year, the company topped FORTUNE’s “Most Admired” list in the diversified outsourcing industry category.

"Being named America ’s most admired company in the industry for two consecutive years speaks volumes about our employee-partners and shareholder value proposition," said Scott Farmer, Cintas President and CEO. "The recognition is the result of our culture and commitment to maximizing the long-term value of Cintas among employees, customers, and shareholders."

To create the list, 10,000 executives, directors and securities analysts from 65 industries rated companies in their own industries using eight key attributes of reputation. Cintas led the rankings in its industry sector by finishing first in quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, employee talent, and quality of products and services. The company received top-five scores for innovation, social responsibility and use of corporate assets.

In addition to FORTUNEs Most Admired, Forbes Magazine named Cintas one of the Best Managed companies in America in 2004. Cintas was named the fourth best employer in Canada by Report on Business Magazine in 2004, and recently provided more than $2 million in clothing and financial aid to support tsunami relief efforts in South Asia.



About Cintas
Headquartered in Cincinnati , 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 and first aid and safety products to over 600,000 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. The Company has achieved 35 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.

 



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