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Cintas Corporation Proudly Announces the Addition of Joyce Hergenhan to Its Board of Directors

Cincinnati - Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) Richard T. Farmer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder of Cintas Corporation announced today that Joyce Hergenhan has joined Cintas Corporation's Board of Directors.

Prior to her retirement early this year, Ms. Hergenhan was with the General Electric Company for 22 years, serving as both vice president for corporate public relations and president of the GE Foundation. As General Electric's senior communications executive, Ms. Hergenhan worked closely with then-CEO Jack Welch during its transition from a traditional manufacturing company to the world's largest diversified technology and services company.

In addition to her outstanding professional career at GE, Ms. Hergenhan provided leadership to several professional organizations, including her role as chairman of the Public Relations Seminar for senior public relations executives. Her professional achievements include the lifetime achievement award in public relations from Women In Communications in 1999, and lifetime achievement award in 2000 from Inside PR, the leading publication in the field.

Prior to General Electric, Ms. Hergenhan was senior vice president - public affairs at Con Edison. She also served as a journalist with Gannett newspapers and press secretary for U.S. Representative Ogden R. Reid.

"We are delighted to have Joyce Hergenhan join our board," said Mr. Farmer. "Her expertise in leveraging the success of rapidly growing organizations will be a tremendous asset as we look ahead to future growth opportunities. We are proud to have Joyce as a member of our board of directors and look forward to the many contributions she will make as a Cintas partner."

Ms. Hergenhan supports several civic and academic organizations, including her service as a member of the Board of Syracuse University, the Advisory Council to Syracuse 's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Civilian Public Affairs Council of the U.S. Military Academy, the Connecticut Audubon Society, the Inner-City Foundation and The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

A native of Armonk , N.Y. , Ms. Hergenhan is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She currently resides in Fairfield , CT where she is also active in numerous civic organizations.

Bill Gale
Senior Vice President Finance & CFO
Cintas Corporation

About Cintas
Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America . The company designs, manufactures, and implements corporate identity uniform programs, provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, and first aid and safety products to over 500,000 businesses.Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The company, which has achieved 34 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings.


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