G&K Services (GK) Receives Shareholder Approval of Proposed Cintas (CTAS) Merger

November 15, 2016 4:11 PM EST

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G&K Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GK) announced that, based on preliminary voting results from its annual meeting of shareholders held earlier today, the company’s shareholders have approved the proposed merger with Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS).

Based on preliminary vote results, approximately 99 percent of the G&K Services’ shares that were voted at the annual meeting were cast in favor of the merger, representing approximately 87 percent of G&K’s outstanding stock as of the record date. The final vote results, including the results of the other proposals presented at the G&K Services’ Annual Meeting of Shareholders, will be available on a Current Report on Form 8-K that the company plans to file with the Securities Exchange Commission.

“Today’s vote demonstrates the strong support for this transaction,” said Douglas A. Milroy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This is a significant step toward closing the merger, and, on behalf of the G&K’s board, I’d like to thank our shareholders for their support.”

G&K Services continues to expect the merger to close not later than the second quarter of calendar year 2017, subject to obtaining required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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