Cintas Launches 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

  Cintas Launches 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

               Report presented for the first time as Web site

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- December 11, 2012

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), one of the nation’s leading business to
business services provider and the largest uniform supplier in North America,
today announced the launch of its third annual Corporate Responsibility
Report, available online at www.cintascsr.com. The site provides a holistic
look at the company’s financial performance and successes through fiscal 2012,
particularly as it relates to Cintas’ commitment to safety, innovation,
sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and citizenship. In addition, the
report focuses on Cintas’ ethical business practices as a cornerstone of its
corporate culture, the foundation on which Cintas was built.

“We have credited much of our success to our employee-partners consistently
providing the highest quality of products and services and exemplary customer
service to our customers,” said Scott Farmer, Chief Executive Officer. “Being
a safe and responsible corporate citizen and running our business based on the
principles of honesty and integrity are hallmarks of our company’s corporate
culture, a culture that I believe differentiates Cintas from other companies
with which we complete.”

The 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report titled, “Going the Distance,” was
developed for the first time this year as a stand-alone Web site to more
closely align with the company’s sustainability goals. It highlights several
successes and/or areas of progress achieved during fiscal 2012, such as:

  *Safety: A 53% Total Incident Rate (TIR) reduction since January 2008*
  *Employee Engagement: A world-class engagement score among
    employee-partners, achieved by only some of the most respected companies
    in the world;
  *Diversity and Inclusion: A 300% increase in minority enrollment in Cintas’
    Management Trainee program;
  *Supplier Diversity: A $160 million spend with women and minority-owned
    businesses;
  *Recycling: Recycled more than 310,000 tons of paper, saving the equivalent
    of eight million trees, and diverted over 15 million plastic water bottles
    from landfills with development of innovative uniform collection using
    plastic in the fabric;
  *Reducing Environmental Footprint: Helped reduce customers’ chemical and
    water usage with Cintas’ Microfiber and Chemical Cleaning System;
  *Sustainable Business Practices: Implemented moisture measurement methods
    that reduce drying time and energy usage by as much as 50%;
  *Philanthropy: Donated more than 13 million pounds of products to aid in
    humanitarian and disaster relief efforts worldwide;
  *Recognition: Ranked on FORTUNE’s list of “Most Admired Companies” for nine
    consecutive years and consistently ranked as a Top Military-Friendly
    Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine.

Cintas Corporation employs more than 30,000 people in approximately 420
facilities located throughout the world. For more information, go to
www.cintas.com.

*As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

About Cintas:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for over 900,000 businesses.
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.

Contact:

Cintas Corporation
Heather Maley, Sr. Corporate Communications Manager, 513-701-2200
maleyh@cintas.com
 
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