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G&K SERVICES ELECTS HOPE PRESIDENT & COO

 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- G&K Services announced today that William Hope has been elected to the positions of president and chief operating officer by the company's board of directors. The announcement was made by Richard Fink, who has been president of the Minneapolis-based uniform leasing company since 1969 and chairman since 1981. Fink will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer.
 In making the announcement, Fink said "The election of Mr. Hope will expand the breadth of G&K's executive management team and will provide additional support for the planned growth of the company in the years ahead."
 William Hope, 59, began his career with G&K as controller. In 1969, he became general manager of the Minneapolis uniform rental plant, and in 1973, was appointed vice president. In 1982, he was given responsibility for supervising all field operations. He has been a member of the board of directors since 1983.
 A native of Minneapolis, Hope is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and also completed an advanced management program at Harvard University. He served as a director of the National Institute of Industrial Launderers, the industry's national trade association. Earlier in his career, he worked as controller for Pillsbury and Carlin Industries. He is married with three children.
 G&K Services is one of North America's largest suppliers of uniforms and related textile products. In the United States, the company operates in 23 states, serving customers from 21 processing plants and 27 sales and service centers. In Canada, G&K serves customers from 22 locations, including 9 processing plants in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
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 /NOTE: To receive the latest information about G&K Services, Inc. via FAX, at no cost, dial 1-800-PRO-INFO, code 078/
 /CONTACT: Richard Fink, chairman, G&K Services, 612-546-7440; or Nick Farina, FRB/Chicago, 312-266-7800; or Karen Griffiths, FRB/New York, 212-661-8030, for G&K Services/


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