GKdirect Wins Uniform Industry Awards

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- G&K Services, Inc. announced today that its GKdirect® business earned two "Image of the Year" awards from the North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD). The "Image of the Year" awards recognize achievement in the design, creation and manufacture of image apparel programs in a number of categories. GKdirect® has now won nine "Image of the Year" awards over the past five years.

GKdirect(R) earned two

GKdirect(R) earned two "Image of the Year" awards from the NAUMD (Photo: G&K Services)

"We are honored to have two of our customer apparel programs receive 'Image of the Year' awards," said Robert McIntire, General Manager of GKdirect®. "Being recognized by NAUMD for the fifth consecutive year demonstrates our team's continued commitment to meeting the needs of our customers through delivering unique uniform programs with a focus on quality, function and style. "


GKdirect® won an "Image of the Year" award in the NAUMD's Service & Industry category, for its Fall 2012 uniform program for Toyota Motor Manufacturing's locations across North America. GKdirect® also won the award in the Special Recognition category for its work on Mary Kay's 50th Anniversary "All That Glitters is Gold" collection.

For more information on G&K's custom uniform programs, please visit the GKdirect® web site at http://shop.gkservices.com/store/custom-programs.ep.

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 nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 165,000 customers from 160 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 on G&K Services, visit the company's web site at www.gkservices.com.



G&K Services, Inc.
Jeff Huebschen, 952-912-5773
Director, Investor Relations
Jeff.Huebschen@gkservices.com

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