UniFirst Recognized for Outstanding Financial Performance...25 Years in a Row

UniFirst Recognized for Outstanding Financial Performance...25 Years in a Row

Named to Boston Globe Financial 'Hall of Fame'

PR Newswire

WILMINGTON, Mass., May 21, 2013

WILMINGTON, Mass., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the 25^th consecutive
year, UniFirst has been named to the prestigious "Globe 100" list, which ranks
Massachusetts-based public companies based on the previous calendar year's
return on average equity, one-year percentage change in profit margin,
one-year percentage change in revenue, and annual revenue.

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The annual listing is compiled by financial editors and reporters at The
Boston Globe, a New York Times company.

This year, UniFirst, a leading provider of uniforms and workwear to businesses
throughout the U.S. and Canada, was ranked number 22 on the "Globe 100"
listing, up 30 positions from the previous year.

UniFirst has earned a spot on the "Globe 100" every year since its inception
in 1989. Only three other Massachusetts-based companies have done likewise:
Raytheon Company, a defense contractor; TJX Cos., an off-price clothing
retailer; and Eaton Vance Corp., an investment management company.

Robert Weisman, a Boston Globe business reporter, said: "A total of 497
businesses have made at least one appearance on a 'Globe 100' list. But just
four companies earned a spot on every one of the 25 annual rankings—the
ultimate mark of consistent performance."

To mark the silver anniversary of this year's Globe 100 list, the newspaper
also created a special "Hall of Fame" list which recognizes the very best
aggregate financial performances over the past quarter century. Besides
UniFirst and the other three companies with 25 years of uninterrupted
financial accomplishment, the "inductees" included: Staples, Gillette, Reebok
International, and Cabot Corporation.

"Being included on the 'Globe 100' list is gratifying because it ultimately
represents a reflection of our business philosophy, which is to provide
superior products and services at the best customer value," said Ronald
Croatti, UniFirst President and CEO. "Our financial track record of success is
also testimony to the customer focused work ethic of our 11,000 employee Team
Partners and our constant goal to provide solid returns for our shareholders."

About UniFirst
UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in the supply and servicing of
uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing, outfits more than 1.5 million
workers each business day. The company's most popular brands include
UniWeave®, SofTwill®, UniWear®, and Armorex FR® UniFirst also offers Facility
Service programs including floor mats, mops, and restroom products. For more
information, contact UniFirst at 800-455-7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.


Website: http://www.unifirst.com
Contact: Kenneth Tokarz, 978-658-8888, kenneth_tokarz@unifirst.com
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