Published 08.04.16

Cintas Announces the Retirement of Chairman Robert J. Kohlhepp

CINCINNATI - August 3, 2016 - Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that Robert J. Kohlhepp has informed the Company’s Board of Directors of his intention to retire as Chairman effective September 30, 2016.

Mr. Kohlhepp has served as Chairman of Cintas’ Board for seven years.  He has been a member of the Board since 1979 and he served as Vice Chairman from 2003 to 2009, when he was then elected Chairman. In addition to the exemplary guidance and oversight he has provided for Cintas as Chairman, Mr. Kohlhepp has had nearly fifty years of involvement with the Company. He joined Cintas in 1967 as Controller and subsequently held positions of General Manager, Vice President and Treasurer, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer. 

“I thank Bob for the countless contributions he has made during his time with the Company,” said Cintas’ CEO Scott D. Farmer. “Under Bob’s leadership of our Board of Directors, Cintas has thrived through challenging economic times and has emerged positioned for even greater success in the future.”

Cintas’ CEO and Board Member, Scott D. Farmer will be appointed Chairman.

About Cintas Corporation

Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 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, floor care, 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 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.