UniFirst Denies Merger Discussions

  UniFirst Denies Merger Discussions

Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- February 24, 2014

UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) today announced that unsubstantiated reports
concerning a potential business combination between UniFirst and Cintas
Corporation are not true. UniFirst is not, and has not been, in any
discussions with Cintas Corporation or any other party concerning an
acquisition or a change of control of UniFirst. While UniFirst typically
refrains from responding to unsubstantiated reports such as these, UniFirst
believes that a response to this report is appropriate.

About UniFirst Corporation

UniFirst Corporation is one of the largest providers of workplace uniforms,
protective clothing, and facility services products in North America. The
Company employs approximately 11,500 Team Partners who serve more than 250,000
customer locations in 45 U.S. states, Canada, and Europe from over 200
customer service, distribution, and manufacturing facilities. UniFirst is a
publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
UNF and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 600 Small Cap Index.


UniFirst Corporation
Steven S. Sintros, 978-658-8888
Vice President & CFO
Fax: 978-988-0659
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