Cintas Announces Award Recognizing Everyday Heroes

Submissions open to the public now through August 15th   

CINCINNATI—June 28, 2011
Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), America’s largest provider of van-delivered first-aid products and safety solutions, today announced a call for submissions for the Cintas Courage Award. In honor of National Safety Month, the Courage Award was designed to honor everyday heroes who act in extraordinary ways to keep their friends, family or colleagues safe or who help to save a life.

Cintas Courage AwardTo enter to win a trip-for-two that includes a choice of a cruise, sports experience or golf vacation package along with $1000 spending cash, participants can nominate themselves or someone they know who acted courageously to help others.

“Cintas takes pride in not only providing the essential first aid products and services that businesses need but in empowering individuals to be prepared to step in to protect and serve others,” said Nancy Petersen, Senior Marketing Manager, First Aid & Safety.  “The Courage Award was designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate the bravery and insight to selflessly help others in unsafe situations and in some cases, even save a life.” 

Submissions must be received by August 15, 2011.  Chosen by public voting, finalists will be announced in September and the winner will be announced in October.  One grand prize winner will receive the trip-for-two or a cash pay-out of $2,000.  The two runners up will each receive $500.

To submit an entry or learn more about the contest, please visit

For more information on Cintas’ first-aid and safety programs, 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 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.

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