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G&K Services Named One of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for the 11th Consecutive Year

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G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) , is proud to announce that G&K Services Canada was named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for the 11th consecutive year. This recognition is based on the results of a study conducted by Aon Hewitt, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. G&K is one of only seven organizations that have made the 50 Best Employers in Canada list for 11 consecutive years.

“It is an honor to again be recognized as one of the best employers in Canada,” said Kevin A. Fancey, President of G&K Services Canada. “As a service company, we realize that we can only prosper by having a highly engaged workforce, focused on meeting the needs of our customers. That’s why a commitment to helping people develop and succeed together is so central to how we operate our business. Receiving this recognition validates that we are living up to that commitment.”

The primary requirement for being recognized as a Best Employer is creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce. This is measured by surveying each participating company’s employee base. The survey also measures how well organizations perform in six key areas: leadership excellence, manager effectiveness, enabling productivity, growth & development, valuing & appreciating employees, and overall employee experience.

G&K Services Canada has a long history of excellence, both as an employer and as a leading provider of uniforms and facility services. The company is the market leader in Canada, employing approximately 1,300 people, many of whom have been with the company for more than 20 years. G&K’s success in engaging employees is built around a culture that promotes openness, collaboration, and a commitment to learning and development.

The 2015 list of the Best Employers in Canada will appear in the November 17, 2014 issue of Maclean’s Magazine. The study results can also be accessed at www.bestemployerscanada.com

About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customer locations from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.

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