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Cintas Announces Organizational Change


Cincinnati, Ohio - The Board of Directors of Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) today announced that Scott D. Farmer has been elected to the position of Chief Executive Officer and President of Cintas Corporation and Robert J. Kohlhepp, current CEO, is now Vice Chairman. Scott Farmer had previously been the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Richard T. Farmer, Chairman, stated, "Scott's 22 years of experience in our company in just about every facet of our business along with his track record of outstanding performance and achievement makes him uniquely qualified to become our new Chief Executive Officer."

Scott is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and joined the company in 1981 as a management trainee. He served in many line and staff positions including production management and sales and service management at various Cintas locations. He then transferred to corporate headquarters to initiate a corporate-wide quality program. He has held positions including Group Vice President in the Rental Division, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising and Vice President of the National Account Division and President and COO.

Bob Kohlhepp, who joined the company in 1967, will become Vice Chairman. Mr. Kohlhepp will remain active in the business - particularly in the area of strategic planning and investor relations.

This organizational change is effective immediately.



About Cintas
Cintas Corporation is the leader in the corporate identity uniform industry providing uniforms to a wide variety of businesses nationwide. The Company also provides a wide range of outsourcing services including entrance mats, hygiene supplies, cleanroom services, and first aid and safety products and services. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 Company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company is set to achieve 34 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings.

For additional information contact:
William C. Gale
Senior Vice President - Finance and CFO
(513) 573-4211

Karen L. Carnahan
Vice President and Treasurer
(513) 573-4013

 



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