FORTUNE Magazine Lists Cintas Corporation Among "America's Most Admired Companies" For Sixth Consecutive Year
CINCINNATI, OH, February 22, 2006 – In its annual analysis of more than 600 companies from 70 industries, FORTUNE magazine listed Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) among " America 's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year. Cintas has consistently ranked among the top-five "Most Admired Companies" in its industry sector since 2001.
"This recognition is the result of our Cintas culture and commitment to maximizing the long-term value of Cintas among employees, customers, and shareholders," said Scott Farmer, Cintas President and CEO. "I congratulate and thank all of our employee-partners for their contributions to Cintas' outstanding track record of excellence."
To create the list, approximately 10,000 executives, directors and securities analysts from 70 industries rated companies in their own industries according to eight key attributes of reputation. In the diversified outsourcing sector, Cintas received top-five scores in five key areas of excellence, including: Employee talent, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness and long-term investment value.
In addition to FORTUNE's "Most Admired," Cintas was named the best employer in Canada by Report on Business Magazine in 2006. The company was also listed among America 's most "Military-Friendly Employers" by G.I. Jobs Magazine in 2006, and was the 2005 recipient of INROADS' prestigious Frank C. Carr Award for commitment to diversity in corporate America .
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 700,000 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 36 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.