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Cintas release 11.15.11

November 15, 2011
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Cintas Corporation and Rubbermaid Commercial Products Announce Strategic Alliance to Deliver Rental Cleaning Solutions

New partnership to provide customers with innovative solutions supported by extensive training and an unparalleled service model

CINCINNATI – In its continual pursuit to provide customers with world-class products and services, Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS), the leader in specialized professional services, and Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), the leader in innovative, solutions-based cleaning products, today jointly announced a strategic alliance to offer custom cleaning and hygiene solutions to Cintas customers. One of these solutions is a new co-branded microfiber offering that blends the superior performance of RCP’s industry-leading products with the service excellence of Cintas to provide a best-in-class facility maintenance system.

“As the demand for improved cleanliness, infection prevention and hygiene continues to grow, our customers require superior innovations to help them maintain clean and safe facilities,” said Mike Thompson, Senior Vice President, Cintas Facility Services. “This alliance allows us to expand the breadth of products available to our customers, providing them with the resources they need to maintain first-rate operations.”

Under the agreement, Cintas’ team of more than 6,000 service representatives will offer customers an exclusive line of RCP microfiber cleaning wipes and mops specifically designed for the rigors of the rental market. These products, along with other Rubbermaid cleaning tools, will be made available to all Cintas rental locations. Cintas’ full-service microfiber program helps customers maximize the removal of challenging pathogens in their facilities, such as Escherichia coli (E. Coli), Listeria, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and salmonella.

The comprehensive offering ensures customers always maintain a consistent supply of clean, quality microfiber products. In addition, Cintas provides scheduled pickup and delivery services with specialized laundering to ensure the microfiber maintains its effectiveness and achieves optimal cleaning performance.

“Cintas has an unparalleled reputation for service excellence,” Bob Heisner, Global Vice President of Marketing for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “Their unique team of highly-trained field and service professionals enables them to get close to the customer and understand the unique challenges that they face. We look forward to working with Cintas on future innovations that solve these customers’ challenges.”

Through the alliance, Cintas customers will benefit from:
• Industry-leading Rubbermaid Commercial cleaning products available exclusively through a co-brand with Cintas
• Technical expertise
• Improved training and development resources
• Regular service visits from trained professionals who provide inventory management and commercially laundered microfiber with no upfront cost

“By bringing together these industry leaders, customers now have access to an unmatched combination of products and services,” added Dave Mesko, Senior Director of Marketing at Cintas. “This integrated offering makes it easier for customers to maintain their facilities to an even higher level of cleanliness.”

For more information about the alliance, please go to www.cintas.com.

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 800,000 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 Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, headquartered in Winchester, Va., is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, and safety products. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit www.rubbermaidcommercial.com.

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