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Editor Notes:

  • Cintas was started in 1929 in Cincinnati as Acme Wiper and Industrial Laundry, a family-owned business that reclaimed and cleaned rags for local businesses. The company became Cintas Corporation in 1973.

  • The company is the leading provider of uniforms and corporate identity clothing, spanning uniforms for pilots and flight attendants, fast food restaurant and hotel staff, industrial and service workers, “clean-room” technicians and many, many others. In addition, Cintas Corporation is a leading business to business services provider, specializing in corporate identity uniform programs, first aid and safety, fire protection, restroom cleaning and supplies, carpet and tile cleaning, promotional products and entrance mats for businesses primarily throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

  • More than 5 million people now wear Cintas uniforms each day.

  • The company was an innovator throughout the 1960s in the development of wrinkle-free polyester/cotton fabrics that provided customers with a new range of more attractive clothing, made the cleaning process dramatically more efficient and revolutionized the entire uniform industry.

  • The company continues to lead the industry in innovation and technology. Company operations now reclaim and recycle up to 70 percent of wash water and research is working to achieve the use of 100% recycled water.

  • The company continues to innovate its product lines and services, leading the industry in specialized, environmentally sustainable fabrics customized fire-resistant clothing to save lives, and an expanded line of first aid supplies and exclusive cleaning services.

Key Financial Notes:

  • The company has approximately 30,000 employee-partners in approximately 430 facilities throughout the world, including six manufacturing plants and nine distribution centers.

  • Company revenues were $4.1 billion in fiscal year 2012, ending May 31.

  • Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. More financial highlights

Media Contacts:

Mike Hansen
Vice President and Treasurer

Michelle Goret
Director, Corporate Communications

Fiscal 2012 Highlights