G&K Services Recognized by Grease Monkey International as 2013 Vendor of the Year

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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

G&K Services, Inc. (GK) announced today that it was recently recognized as Vendor of the Year by Grease Monkey International, Inc. The award was presented at a ceremony held during Grease Monkey’s 2013 Annual Conference in Oakbrook, IL. G&K was the only supplier to receive this recognition.

“It was an honor to receive the Grease Monkey Vendor of the Year award,” said Sheila Lenss, G&K Services’ Vice President of National Accounts. “At G&K, we are committed to service excellence, so it’s exciting to be recognized by a customer focused company like Grease Monkey.”

“We’ve enjoyed a terrific partnership with G&K Services over the years,” said Lori Schneider, Grease Monkey’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “We appreciate its commitment to providing superior customer service and delivering quality products, which have exceeded all our expectations.”

GKrental® supplies Grease Monkey with weekly uniform rental products and facility services, while GKdirect® provides jackets and polos for company events, and daily wear for corporate employees and store management. In addition, G&K Services and Grease Monkey partnered on a racing shirt for Grease Monkey’s locations that led to increased brand awareness for Grease Monkey’s “Driven to Perform” promotion. All of these products and services help this “less hassle, more hustle” automotive maintenance company to focus on what they do best.

About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customers from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.

About Grease Monkey International, Inc.
Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey International, Inc. is one of the largest automotive maintenance chains not owned by a major oil company, with more than 270 centers located in the United States, Latin America and China. Grease Monkey™ centers focus on a “less hassle, more hustle” customer experience to fit the busy lives of the driving public by meeting their vehicle maintenance needs based on vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Grease Monkey™ centers provide oil changes and other services that meet or exceed vehicle owner’s manual specifications and maintain warranty requirements. Services include fluid, filter and tire maintenance, as well as brake services. For more information, go to www.greasemonkeyintl.com

Contact:
G&K Services, Inc.
Jeff Huebschen, Director, Investor Relations, 952-912-5773
Jeff.Huebschen@gkservices.com
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