Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) Files An 8-K

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) announced that it had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) among Cintas, G&K Services, Inc. (“G&K Services”) and Bravo Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cintas (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which, among other things and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of specified conditions, Merger Sub will merge with and into G&K Services (the “Merger”). As disclosed at that time, the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, including, without limitation, the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and the receipt of Canadian antitrust approvals.

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On October 12, 2016, each of Cintas and G&K Services received a supplementary information request, commonly referred to as an “SIR,” from the Competition Bureau of Canada (the “CCB”), pursuant to the Canada Competition Act, in connection with the Merger. An “SIR” is part of the prescribed process for review of proposed transactions in Canada. The CCB’s “SIR” has the effect of extending the waiting period applicable to the consummation of the Merger until the 30th day after compliance by Cintas and G&K Services with the “SIR.” The parties expect the Merger to be completed not later than the second quarter of calendar year 2017.

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