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Cintas Names J. Phillip Holloman President and COO


CINCINNATI, OH, January 18, 2008 — Scott D. Farmer, Chief Executive Officer of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), announced today the promotion of J. Phillip Holloman to President and Chief Operating Officer of Cintas.

Phillip Holloman

Holloman joined Cintas in 1996 and has served in various positions including Vice President – Engineering/Construction from 1996 to 2000, Vice President – Distribution/Production Planning from 2000 to 2003, Executive Champion of Six Sigma Initiatives from 2003 to 2005 and most recently, Sr. Vice President – Global Supply Chain Management from 2005 until his recent promotion to President and COO.

As Vice President of Engineering/Construction, Holloman and his team built 37 new Cintas rental processing facilities and standardized the utilization of automated processing equipment systems. He also implemented a process that reduced the time it took to achieve target operating efficiency by 75 percent.

As Vice President – Distribution/Production Planning, Holloman and his team, using Six Sigma methodologies, improved profit, service levels and internal customer satisfaction while reducing inventory levels.

In August 2007 Holloman received the Cintas Excalibur Award, the highest award reserved for business executives who demonstrate excellence during their tenure with the company. He also helped to establish the diversity initiative at Cintas and sits on the company’s Diversity Committee.

“Phillip’s strong leadership has been a driving force behind our company’s success,” said Scott Farmer. “His outstanding track record in implementing our corporate Six Sigma Initiative, opening new distribution centers and developing our Global Supply Chain group will be of tremendous value as president and chief operating officer of Cintas. I look forward to working with Phillip in his new role and I am confident his experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset as the company continues to grow.”

Holloman, 52, holds a B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He serves on the Florida A&M School of Business and Industry Advisory Council and is a board member-elect of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife of 28 years, Gail, and their two children.

About Cintas Corporation:
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 Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company has achieved 38 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.

 



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