Gildan Begins Relocation To Charleston, Adds 87 Jobs

Montreal-based branded basic apparel manufacturer Gildan Activewear Inc. has begun relocating its
retail management and administrative functions to its new, state-of-the-art distribution center and
office building in Charleston, S.C., and is expecting to add 87 new jobs.

This follows the company’s announcement last year that it would close its Fort Payne, Ala.,
and Martinsville, Va., retail distribution centers and consolidate those operations to a facility
that would house its retail operations — including sales and administrative functions — and
transfer 250 jobs to the new site
(See ”
To Consolidate Retail Distribution Operations In Charleston, SC
,” Dec. 22, 2009)
. Gildan
started hiring and inaugurated the distribution center in May. The company now has begun hiring for
the additional 87 jobs, which it expects to fill by the end of this year.

“As announced in May at the inauguration of our distribution centre, Gildan’s facility in
Charleston will serve as the office location for our operations servicing the retail market,” said
Paul Parker, vice president of operations, Gildan Activewear in Charleston. “The area has provided
us with an excellent business environment and we are pleased to grow our operations in South
Carolina. We look forward to our continued growth here and appreciate all the support we have
received from state and local officials.”

October 12, 2010