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15th September 2014, Montreal

Gildan listed in sustainability index for second year running

Gildan is a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. Gildan Activewear, a leading branded clothing manufacturer, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a second consecutive year.

Gildan is the only North American company in the textiles, apparel and luxury goods industry group to be included in the DJSI World Index this year.

The Company believes that its corporate social responsibility initiatives create value for its various stakeholders, who have strong expectations relative to brands, especially in the apparel industry.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an international investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing.

Following a best-in-class approach, the indices measure the performance of the world's sustainability leaders.

Companies are selected based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends. Only organisations that lead their industries based on this assessment are included.

Gildan

Gildan is a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. 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 the recently acquired Secret, Silks and Therapy Plus brands.

The company distributes its products in printwear markets in the US and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. It also markets its products to a broad spectrum of retailers in the US and Canada.

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.

www.gildan.com

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