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Gildan Activewear Reports on Shareholders’ Voting Results for the Election of Directors

May 2, 2019

MONTRÉAL, May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) today announced that the ten nominees proposed as directors in its management proxy circular dated March 6, 2019 were 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 May 2, 2019 in Montréal. The voting results are detailed below:

FOR WITHHELD NOMINEES ----------------- -------------- Number % Number % --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- William D. Anderson 166,985,650 99.77 383,555 0.23 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Donald C. Berg 163,606,007 97.75 3,763,198 2.25 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Maryse Bertrand 164,746,488 98.43 2,622,717 1.57 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Marc Caira 161,964,927 96.77 5,404,278 3.23 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Glenn J. Chamandy 167,211,733 99.91 157,472 0.09 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Shirley E. Cunningham 164,442,506 98.25 2,926,699 1.75 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Russell Goodman 162,454,564 97.06 4,914,641 2.94 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Charles M. Herington 161,841,588 96.70 5,527,617 3.30 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Craig A. Leavitt 164,439,760 98.25 2,929,445 1.75 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ---- Anne Martin-Vachon 161,845,029 96.70 5,524,176 3.30 --------------------- ----------- ----- --------- ----

About GildanGildan is a leading manufacturer of everyday basic apparel which markets its products in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, under a diversified portfolio of Company-owned brands, including Gildan®, American Apparel®, Comfort Colors®, Gildan® Hammer™, Prim + Preux™, Gold Toe®, Anvil®, Alstyle®, Secret®, Silks®, Kushyfoot®, Secret Silky®, Therapy Plus™, Peds® and MediPeds®, and under the Under Armour® brand through a sock licensing agreement providing exclusive distribution rights in the United States and Canada. Our product offering includes activewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and legwear products sold to a broad range of customers, including wholesale distributors, screenprinters or embellishers, as well as to retailers that sell to consumers through their physical stores and/or e-commerce platforms. In addition, we sell directly to consumers through our own direct-to-consumer platforms.

Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America, and Bangladesh. With over 52,000 employees worldwide Gildan operates with a strong commitment to industry-leading labour and environmental practices throughout its supply chain in accordance with its comprehensive Genuine Responsibility™ program embedded in the Company’s long-term business strategy. More information about the Company and its corporate citizenship practices and initiatives can be found at www.gildancorp.com and www.genuineresponsibility.com, respectively.

Investor inquiries: Media inquiries: Sophie Argiriou Garry Bell Vice President, Investor Communications Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing (514) 343-8815 (514) 744-8600 sargiriou@gildan.com gbell@gildan.com