Cintas Awards Scholastic Grant Award to Indianapolis School

  Cintas Awards Scholastic Grant Award to Indianapolis School

   Ben Davis High School receives free automated external defibrillator at
                              celebratory event

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- December 17, 2012

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety products,
has named Ben Davis High School a recipient of its 2012 Scholastic Grant Award
and furnished the Indianapolis-based school with a complimentary automated
external defibrillator (AED) during a special basketball half-time
presentation on December 14, 2012. Death from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is
the leading cause of non-traumatic mortality in young athletes, according to
the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association. Cintas selected Ben Davis as part of
the company’s efforts to promote continued awareness for schools, churches and
other non-profits throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas.

“Unfortunately, many young adults are unaware that they may have abnormal
heart conditions. This leaves them vulnerable to an SCA incident, especially
during a sporting event,” said Mark Lahr, ATC- athletic trainer andPhysical
Education & Health department chair, Ben Davis High School. “We’re thrilled
that Cintas has selected our school to receive an AED to improve the mobility
of our safety efforts. This unit will be used by our training department to
accompany our athletic teams for away games and practices.”

The American Heart Association recommends the use of comprehensive AED
programs to increase survival rates among SCA victims. Without CPR or the
lifesaving technology of an AED, the chances of survival decrease by 7 to 10
percent every minute that passes without medical attention. AED programs
encourage the placement of an accessible unit onsite, ongoing training and the
use of emergency response plans.

“Getting help for an SCA victim within a matter of minutes is essential. With
a functioning AED nearby, schools ensure a first responder can take action
before emergency personnel arrive,” said Ryan Gard, Indianapolis Regional
Sales Manager, Cintas. “Corporate citizenship is a core value of Cintas and
we’re thrilled to share our industry knowledge with Ben Davis High School and
provide them with an AED so that parents, teachers, coaches and students no
longer have to live in fear of SCA.”

The Cintas Scholastic Grant Program was developed to increase awareness of the
benefits of an AED program among those in school buildings, including parent
teacher associations, athletic directors, athletic booster members, safety
administrators, school administrators, school nurses, teachers and students.
Schools interested in learning more about discounts available through the
Scholastic Grant Program can call877-973-2811.

For more information on first-aid and safety solutions from Cintas, please
visit www.cintas.com/firstaidsafety.

About Cintas Corporation:

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 more than 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:

Mulberry Marketing Communications
Jess Messenger, 312-664-1532
jmessenger@mulberrymc.com
 
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