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Gildan Activewear Reports on Shareholders' Voting Results For the Election of Directors, in Accordance with Toronto Stock Exchange Requirements

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/08/14 -- Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX:GIL)(NYSE:GIL) today announced that the nine nominees proposed as directors in the management proxy circular dated December 12, 2013 were duly elected as directors of the Company by a majority of the votes cast by the shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on February 6, 2014 in Montreal. The voting results are detailed below:


                                                                            
                                                                            
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 NOMINEES                              FOR                  WITHHELD        
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                               Number         %        Number         %     
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 William D. Anderson         79,972,358     99.21      633,620      0.79    
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 Glenn J. Chamandy           80,579,409     99.97      26,569       0.03    
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 Russell Goodman             80,207,411     99.51      398,567      0.49    
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 Russ Hagey                  80,389,592     99.73      216,386      0.27    
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 George Heller               80,472,590     99.83      133,388      0.17    
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 Sheila O'Brien              80,386,008     99.73      219,970      0.27    
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 Pierre Robitaille           80,557,372     99.94      48,606       0.06    
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 James R. Scarborough        80,471,618     99.83      134,360      0.17    
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 Gonzalo F. Valdes-Fauli     80,521,557     99.90      84,421       0.10    
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About Gildan

Gildan is a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, socks and underwear. The Company sells its products under a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe® and Anvil® brands and brand extensions, as well as under licensing arrangements for the Under Armour®, Mossy Oak® and New Balance® brands. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the U.S. and Canada, where Gildan® is the industry-leading brand, and the Company is increasing its penetration in international printwear markets. The Company is also one of the largest suppliers of branded athletic, casual and dress socks for a broad spectrum of retailers in the U.S. The Company is also developing Gildan® as a consumer brand for underwear and activewear.

Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America and the Caribbean Basin to efficiently service the replenishment needs of its customers in the printwear and retail markets. Gildan has over 34,000 employees worldwide and is committed to industry-leading labour and environmental practices in all of its facilities. More information about the Company and its corporate citizenship practices and initiatives can be found at its corporate websites www.gildan.com and www.genuinegildan.com, respectively.

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