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

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

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- October 29, 2012

G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKSR) announced today that G&K Services Canada was
named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for the ninth consecutive year.
This recognition is based on a study conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global human
resources consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation, in
which they confidentially surveyed employees and leadership teams at companies
across Canada.

"It is truly exciting to receive this recognition for the ninth consecutive
year," said Robert Wood, President of G&K Services Canada. "Our team members
continue to be highly engaged and these results, nine years in a row, are a
true expression of that engagement. Year after year the message from our team
is loud and clear, ‘G&K is a great company to work for and a company that I am
proud to be a part of.’”

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.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Best Employer again this year,” said
Douglas A. Milroy, Chief Executive Officer of G&K Services, Inc. “G&K has a
highly capable and experienced team which is the cornerstone of our company’s

This year's 50 Best Employers in Canada survey was based on responses from
nearly 190,000 employees at 280 Canadian employers. The 2013 list of the Best
Employers in Canada will appear in the October 29, 2012 issue of Maclean's 
magazine and the November 20, 2012 edition of La Presse. In addition, the
study results can be accessed at

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 GKSR 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.

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Jeff Huebschen, 952-912-5773
Director, Investor Relations
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