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Cintas Becomes First Company with 100 VPP Star Certified Locations

March 21, 2019

CINCINNATI, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2019--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that it is the first company to reach 100 sites with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Cintas’ Dayton, Ohio location became the company’s 100 th location to receive VPP certification in early 2019.

“Safety is woven into the DNA of Cintas’ culture, and we are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Scott Farmer, Chairman and CEO, Cintas. “Nearly 45,000 Cintas employee-partners across the country go to work every day, and it is our mission to make sure everyone goes home safe.”

VPP Star is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health, earned by businesses who meet rigorous safety requirements. OSHA’s verification process includes an application review and a thorough onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts. Star-certified sites have comprehensive, successful safety and health programs, injury and illness rates below the national average for their industry and a history of having demonstrated good faith in dealings with OSHA.

Once a company receives its Star certification, part of its mandate is to participate, if asked, in a mentoring program that matches a potential VPP site with a current VPP site. The mentor site helps the candidate improve its safety and health management system and assists managers and employees in preparing for participation in VPP.

“Cintas’ commitment to the VPP safety management system, to protecting its people, and to VPPPA is model for all businesses across the country to follow,” said J.A Rodriguez, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA). “The dramatic drop in injury rates over the last decade is the byproduct of this organizational commitment and of the common goal that is VPP excellence.”

Cintas began its journey to VPP in 2010 and its Chandler, Arizona facility was the first to receive VPP certification. Cintas is the number one participant in the nation for companies with VPP sites, with approximately 250 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar certifying body.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps over one million businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®.  Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

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