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Melanie Barstad Joins Cintas’ Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, October 18, 2011Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced today the appointment of Melanie W. Barstad to its board of directors. Ms. Barstad was elected by the shareholders at the company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, held this morning at Cintas’ corporate headquarters in Cincinnati.

Melanie Barstad

Ms. Barstad spent 23 years with Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, a diversified provider of consumer products, prescription medicines and medical devices with more than 250 operating companies located in 60 countries throughout the world. While there, she served in several leadership and management roles, including President of Acute Care and most recently, President of Women’s Health in the Medical Device and Diagnostics Division. Ms. Barstad also served as co-chair of the Johnson & Johnson Women’s Leadership Initiative.

“Melanie’s vast experience running a complex, enterprise-wide global business gives her diverse and valuable insight into various aspects of our business,” said Bob Kohlhepp, Chairman of Cintas Corporation. “She is one of the most respected female thought leaders in her industry and we look forward to Melanie’s contributions as a member of our board.”

As a member of Cintas’ board, Ms. Barstad will serve on the compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. Her other corporate affiliations include membership with the National Association of Corporate Directors, Women Corporate Directors, the National Association of Female Executives, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She is also actively involved with her alma mater, Auburn University, serving as Vice Chair of the Directorship Committee of the Foundation Board, Chair of the Women’s Leadership Advisory Board and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts.

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 component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.


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