Gildan Activewear Inc.
NYSE : GIL
TSX : GIL

Gildan Activewear Inc.

June 27, 2017 16:31 ET

Gildan Announces Resignation of Director Patrik Frisk

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 27, 2017) - Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX:GIL)(NYSE:GIL) announced today that Mr. Patrik Frisk, who had been appointed to the Board of Directors on May 4th, 2017, has stepped down as director of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Frisk has accepted the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Under Armour, Inc., effective July 10, 2017.

About Gildan

Gildan is a leading manufacturer and marketer 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®, Anvil®, Comfort Colors®, American Apparel®, Alstyle®, Secret®, Silks®, Kushyfoot®, Secret Silky®, Peds®, MediPeds®, and Therapy Plus™ brands. Sock products are also distributed through the Company's exclusive U.S. sock license for the Under Armour® brand, and a wide array of products are also marketed through a global license for the Mossy Oak® brand. The Company's products are sold in two primary markets, namely the printwear and retail markets. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. In retail markets, the Company sells its products to a broad spectrum of retailers primarily in the U.S. and Canada and also manufactures for select leading global athletic and lifestyle consumer brands.

Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America, and Bangladesh. These facilities are strategically located to efficiently service the quick replenishment needs of Gildan's customers. With over 48,000 employees worldwide Gildan operates with a strong commitment to industry-leading labour and environmental practices throughout its supply chain in accordance with its comprehensive corporate social 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.genuinegildan.com, respectively.

Contact Information

  • Investor inquiries:
    Sophie Argiriou
    Vice President, Investor Communications
    (514) 343-8815
    sargiriou@gildan.com

    Media inquiries:
    Garry Bell
    Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
    (514) 744-8600
    gbell@gildan.com