John F. Barrett was elected a Director of Cintas in 2012. Mr. Barrett is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western & Southern Financial Group, a Cincinnati-based diversified family of financial services companies. He has been Chief Executive Officer since 1994. He served as a director of Convergys Corporation from 1998 to 2016, The Fifth Third Bancorp and its subsidiary, The Fifth Third Bank, from 1988 to 2009, The Andersons, Inc. from 1992 to 2008 and Cincinnati Bell Inc. from 1992 to 1998. The Board believes that Mr. Barrett’s principal executive officer experience and service as a director of other publicly-traded companies, which have provided him with a deep understanding of business matters, his broad financial acumen and his status as an independent director, makes his service on the Board valuable to Cintas.