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New Cintas Web Site Celebrates a Tradition of Community Service

CintasCares.Com recognizes philanthropic efforts of employee-partners

CINCINNATI, December 16, 2008 — Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced today the launch of a new Web site dedicated to celebrating the philanthropic contributions made by Cintas and its employee-partners.

CintasCares.com (www.CintasCares.com) highlights the company’s partnerships with organizations such as the American Heart Association, INROADS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Matthew 25: Ministries, as well as the heroic acts or deeds done by Cintas employee-partners.

"Cintas remains dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen and an employer of choice," said Scott Farmer, CEO of Cintas Corporation. "The success of our company is credited to our employee-partners and their commitment to integrity, diversity and goodwill, and we are proud to feature these characteristics on CintasCares.com," he added.

CintasCares.com not only features organizations that have benefitted from corporate outreach, but applauds the heroic actions of Cintas employee-partners through a new peer-nominated awards program called "Outstanding Cintas Heroes." In this initiative, employee-partners are recognized for making a difference in the lives of others through exceptional community service or personal deeds. David Brock, a Document Management Service Manager in Indianapolis, Ind., was the first Outstanding Cintas Hero to be named as part of the new program.

"It’s an honor to be called a hero by my company, even though I feel that any one of us here at Cintas would have done exactly the same thing," Brock said. Brock saved a woman and her baby from a fiery auto crash after her vehicle swerved in front of Brock’s 15-ton document shredding truck and hit another car head-on. Both the woman and the baby survived and have fully recovered.

Cincinnati-based Matthew 25: Ministries credits Cintas for contributing to its biggest distribution year yet. Since Cintas began partnering with Matthew 25: Ministries a decade ago, the organization has distributed nearly 70 million pounds of goods to the world’s poorest of the poor, nearly 11 million pounds of that coming from Cintas in the form of clothing, fabric, soap, medicine, first aid supplies, building materials, personal care items and food.

"We could not have achieved such outstanding success without the support of Cintas," said Rev. Wendell Mettey, founder and president of Matthew 25: Ministries. "There is no other company that can compare to the compassion and generosity I’ve personally seen from Cintas and its employee-partners."

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 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 the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company has achieved 39 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.

 



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