Cintas Corporation Announces Additional Stock Buyback Authorization
CINCINNATI - August 4, 2015 - Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced that the Board of Directors approved an additional share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to $500 million of Cintas common stock at market prices. The number of shares to be repurchased and the timing of the purchases will be determined at the discretion of the Board, and repurchases may be discontinued at any time.
As of August 4, 2015, the Company has $130 million available under its existing share buyback program that was authorized in January 2015. Since the Board authorized that $500 million program, the Company has purchased 4.4 million shares of Cintas stock at an average price of $83.82 for a total of $370 million. This program does not have an expiration date and will continue to be executed at the discretion of the Board. Collectively, as of August 4, 2015, Cintas has $630 million available under the programs.
About Cintas Corporation
Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence
every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and
looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops,
restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and
testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in
Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the
Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both
the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.
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For additional information, contact:
J. Michael Hansen, Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer – 513-701-2079
Paul F. Adler, Vice President and Treasurer – 513-573-4195