Cintas Corporation Expands Uniform Services in Europe

  Cintas Corporation Expands Uniform Services in Europe

    London-based team enhances award-winning apparel and customized design
                          services throughout Europe

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 8, 2013

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a world leader in corporate identity
uniforms, announced today a new commercial partnership with The CALVELEX GROUP
to expand Cintas’ uniform design, production and support services in Europe.
The new partnership enables Cintas to accommodate increasing demand for
corporate apparel services in Europe and further elevate customer service and
satisfaction for existing clientele in the U.K., including Marriott, Hilton
and Four Seasons.

“We are thrilled to grow Cintas’ presence in Europe and, for the first time,
offer inventory, distribution and manufacturing capabilities at the local
level,” said Rob Pollock, Senior Director of Sales, Cintas Hospitality UK
Limited. “By increasing the availability and breadth of our products and
services in Europe, we can more quickly and efficiently support local
hoteliers as they plan, create and implement uniform programs that ensure
brand consistency with a regional flair.”

Cintas’ European uniform business specializes in custom-designed uniform
programs for four- and five-star hotels. The company’s team of international
style consultants is led by Haley Sovitch, who brings clients years of
experience and expertise in fashion design, development, production and
account management. Prior to joining Cintas, Sovitch worked with multiple
renowned designers, including Yves Saint Laurent, Jasper Conran and Jean Paul

“Cintas’ expansion in Europe allows us to take our client relationships to new
heights,” said Todd McKeown, Vice President Global Hospitality and Gaming,
Cintas. “By further expanding our capabilities overseas, we can better serve
our U.S. clientele as they assert their brands and enhance their operations in
Europe, while also bringing a new offering to European brands.”

“We are pleased to partner with Cintas on this initiative in Europe,” said
Cesar Araujo, Owner of The CALVELEX GROUP. “With their experience and
relationships in the hospitality industry, they are ideally positioned for
success, and we look forward to supporting their growth through our
cutting-edge technological equipment and production processes, punctual
deliveries and certified management system.”

For more information about Cintas’ European uniform business, please visit

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 1 million
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.


Calvelex is a long standing family business with 700 highly trained employees
which marries traditional tailoring with the most modern equipment to provide
garments of truly exceptional quality to many top designers, high-end
retailers, and airlines.


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