Gildan to Participate at Upcoming Institutional Investor Conferences

Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:21am EDT

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  MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Sep 12 (MARKET WIRE) --
Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX:GIL)(NYSE:GIL) announced that Laurence G.
Sellyn, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative
Officer, will present an overview of the Company's business and growth
strategy at the Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets Back to School
Conference, in Toronto, on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 1:40 PM ET.
Mr. Sellyn will also be participating at the CIBC 11th Annual Eastern
Institutional Investor Conference, in Montreal, on Thursday, September
20, 2012, at 10:35 AM ET. The CIBC Eastern Conference will adopt a format
of interactive discussions with the audience and a CIBC research analyst.

    Gildan's presentation at the Scotiabank conference will be simulcast
online and will be available on the Company's website at,
http://gildan.com/corporate/IR/webcastPresentations.cfm, or at the
following URL: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=510601&s=1&k=5B6E82AF31722BA
04E39BF3594E0028B.Gildan's participation at the CIBC conference will also be
simulcast
online and will be available on the Company's website at,
http://gildan.com/corporate/IR/webcastPresentations.cfm, or at the
following URL: http://webcasts.welcome2theshow.com/cibc2012invest. A
replay of the webcasts will be available after the conclusion of the live
presentation and discussion, and will be available for the next 30 days,
at the locations listed above. 

    About Gildan

    Gildan is a marketer and globally low-cost vertically-integrated
manufacturer of quality branded basic family apparel. Gildan(R) is the
leading activewear brand in the printwear market in the U.S. and Canada,
and is increasing its penetration in international markets, such as
Europe, Mexico and the Asia-Pacific region. We are also one of the
largest suppliers of athletic, casual and dress socks sold to a broad
spectrum of retailers in the U.S. The Company markets its products under
a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including Gildan(R),
Anvil(R), Gold Toe(R), PowerSox(R), SilverToe(R), Auro(R), All Pro(R) and
GT(R). We are also the exclusive U.S. sock licensee for the Under
Armour(R) and New Balance(R) brands. The Company is now pursuing a
strategy to become a major supplier of basic branded activewear and
underwear for U.S. retailers. In addition to supplying retailers, Gildan
also manufactures select activewear programs for leading consumer brands.
With over 30,000 employees worldwide, Gildan owns and operates highly
efficient, large-scale, environmentally and socially responsible
manufacturing facilities in Central America and the Caribbean Basin and
has taken initial steps towards the potential development of a
manufacturing hub in Asia to support its planned growth in Asia and
Europe. More information on the Company can be found on Gildan's website
at www.gildan.com and more information on its corporate citizenship
practices can be found at www.genuinegildan.com.

Contacts:
Investor Relations
Sophie Argiriou
Director, Investor Communications
(514) 343-8815
sargiriou@gildan.com

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