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John Barrett Joins Cintas Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, December 2, 2011Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced today the appointment of John Barrett to its board of directors, effective immediately. Barrett’s appointment expands the size of Cintas’ board of directors to ten members.

Melanie Barstad

Barrett is the Chairman, President and CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group, a Cincinnati-based diversified family of financial services companies with assets owned and managed in excess of $50 billion. A Fortune 500 company, Western & Southern is one of the eight highest-rated life insurance groups in the world, based on Standard & Poor’s ratings. Under Barrett’s leadership, Western & Southern Financial Group has grown from a $5 billion Midwestern life insurance company into a highly respected national financial services enterprise.

“John’s deep understanding of business matters and his broad financial acumen will provide a valuable perspective to the board,” said Bob Kohlhepp, Chairman of Cintas Corporation. “We look forward to his contributions to help expand Cintas’ position as the industry leader in business service solutions,” he added.

As a member of Cintas’ board, Barrett will serve on the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. Some of his other corporate affiliations include serving on the board of Convergys Corporation, Americans for the Arts, the Cincinnati Business Committee and The Ohio Business Roundtable (of which he is a former chairman). He is co-chairman of The Greater Cincinnati Scholarship Association, chairman of the Medical Center Fund for the University of Cincinnati and is a member of the advisory board of The University of Cincinnati Barrett Cancer Center. Barrett is also actively involved in three organizations in Washington, D.C.: The American Council of Life Insurers (trustee and former chairman), The Financial Services Roundtable (trustee), and The Business Roundtable.

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. 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 900,000 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.


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