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January 20, 2012
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Avendra Selects Cintas Corporation as a Preferred Vendor of Full-Service Fire Protection Solutions for Hotels

CHICAGO — Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced an agreement with Avendra, the hospitality industry’s leading procurement services company, as the preferred supplier of full-service fire protection and life safety services. Under the agreement, Cintas products and services will be offered to Avendra’s nearly 5,000 customers located throughout North America.

“We are thrilled to extend our business partnership with Avendra to now include fire protection services,” said Todd McKeown, Vice President of Hospitality at Cintas. “Cintas shares Avendra’s strict standards for safety, quality and value. We’re confident their member properties will benefit from our streamlined approach to fire protection and realize increased efficiencies throughout their organizations.”

Specializing in full-service fire protection solutions with an “in-house” feel, Cintas’ offering allows Avendra’s clients, including management companies and individual properties, to consolidate their fire protection program to one trusted supplier. With national coverage through both self-performing locations and a network of affiliates, Cintas has the scope to help hoteliers simplify their fire protection programs, freeing up their time to focus on what they do best—providing tremendous guest experiences.

“We are delighted to welcome Cintas as the preferred supplier for fire protection services,” said George Pfeiffer, Vice President of Strategic Contracting at Avendra. “We partnered with Cintas due to their excellent reputation of quality, reliable customer service and ability to assist our member properties with simplifying their fire protection solutions in a cost-effective manner.”

Cintas Fire Protection Solutions includes routine inspection, testing, installation and maintenance of fire extinguishers, emergency lights, exit signs, kitchen suppression systems, sprinkler systems and alarms. In addition, Cintas offers fire protection training and directly handles communication with Fire Marshals and local authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) to resolve issues immediately and expertly, particularly regarding the handling of Notice of Violations (NOVs).

Fire protection is the newest solution in which Cintas and Avendra have partnered. It joins Cintas’ previously negotiated hospitality solutions such as uniform services (including both purchase and rental options), tile & carpet deep cleaning, floor mat rental, A/C coil cleaning and document shredding and storage solutions.

For additional information and a full overview on Fire Protection Solutions from Cintas, visit

For more information about Avendra, visit

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 supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 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.

About Avendra:

Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services company serving hospitality-related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $3 billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in 2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call toll free, (866) AVENDRA, visit, or email inquiries to info(at)avendra(dot)com.

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