Three-Year-Old Cancer Survivor and Mother Win Cintas 2013 Good Riddance Day Contest

  Three-Year-Old Cancer Survivor and Mother Win Cintas 2013 Good Riddance Day

Amy Johnson and son selected as first to shred bad memories from 2013 in Times
                    Square at Good Riddance Day on Dec. 28

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- December 19, 2013

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in secure document management,
today announced that Amy Johnson and her three-year-old son, Bodey, are the
winners of the Fourth Annual Good Riddance Day Contest. As the grand prize
winner, Johnson and her son will receive a five-night trip to New York City
for Good Riddance Day on Dec. 28. They will be the first to say “good
riddance” to cancer during the Good Riddance Day event in Times Square.

Bodey has Down syndrome and was born with congenital heart defects. At age
one, he underwent open heart surgery to repair two holes in his heart. The
next year, he was diagnosed with cancer and went through another surgery to
remove a large tumor on his right kidney. Following seven months of
chemotherapy, Bodey’s cancer has been in remission since April 2013. Bodey
started preschool in October and loves art and music. He and his mom are
looking forward to saying goodbye to cancer and starting 2014 happy and

“Since Bodey was born, he has been such a blessing, and together, our family
has had to overcome many challenges,” said Johnson. “We are so thankful he is
healthy now and are excited to say good riddance to the difficult memories
from this past year.”

This year, nearly 2,000 people across the nation submitted descriptions of a
memory from 2013 they would like to say “good riddance” to before heading into
the New Year. A panel of judges from the Times Square Alliance, Countdown
Entertainment and Cintas Document Management selected Bodey and Amy as the
winners of this year’s Good Riddance Day Contest.

“Bodey’s story is so inspiring and we are thrilled to have him and his family
join us in New York for Good Riddance Day,” said Karen Carnahan, President and
COO, Cintas Document Management. “We are grateful to all of the contestants
who participated and will securely shred their entries on Good Riddance Day so
they can all have a fresh start to a new year.”

For this annual New Year’s tradition, Cintas welcomes all who want to say
“good riddance” to participate. The company will have mobile shredding trucks
stationed in Broadway Plaza between 46^th and 47^th Streets where participants
can watch the physical evidence of their funny, outlandish and forgettable
memories of 2013 get shredded and permanently discarded. A rubber mallet will
also be available for items that require smashing. The event takes place on
Dec. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT in Times Square. It is open to the public to
discard any unpleasant, embarrassing and downright depressing memories from
2013. An iPad will be awarded to the participant with the most intriguing
“good riddance” story.

To learn more about the contest and follow live updates, please visit

For more information on Cintas’ document management programs, please visit

To join the conversation on Twitter, follow #GoodRiddance. For more
information on Times Square New Year's Eve, 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.

About Times Square New Year's Eve

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of
Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and
promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness
that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown
Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve


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