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SUPERIOR SURGICAL REPORTS RECORD FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

 SEMINOLE, Fla., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerald M. Benstock, chairman and CEO of Superior Surgical Mfg. Co., Inc. (AMEX: SGC), manufacturer of uniforms, career apparel and accessories, today announced that for the first quarter ended March 31, 1993, sales increased 5 percent to $31,578,095 compared with 1992 first quarter sales of $30,176,330. Net income increased to $2,465,072 or $.28 per share compared to 1992 first quarter earnings of $2,037,852 or $.24 per share (per share figures for 1992 are adjusted for the four-for-one stock split in June 1992). The earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 1993, include adjustments for the new accounting standard for deferred income taxes as required by Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 109 (FAS No. 109), the effect of which was to increase net income by $225,000 or $.02 per share. The effect of the foregoing adjustment is not expected to be material for the year ending Dec. 31, 1993.
 In making the earnings announcement, Benstock stated: "We were most pleased with the continuation of our net earnings increase exceeding our revenue gain. Our first quarter was led by strong sales gains in our Employee Identification, Commercial and Worklon Cleanroom business segments."
 Superior Surgical manufactures and sells a wide range of uniforms, career apparel and accessories for the hospital and healthcare fields; hotels; fast food and other restaurants; and public safety, industrial, transportation and commercial markets.
 SUPERIOR SURGICAL MFG. CO., INC.


Comparative figures for 1993 are as follows:
 THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31,
 1993 1992
 (Unaudited)
 Net Sales $ 31,578,095 $ 30,176,330
 Earnings Before
 Income Taxes $ 3,585,072 $ 3,262,852
 Provision for Income
 Taxes $ 1,120,000 $ 1,225,000
 Net Income $ 2,465,072 $ 2,037,852
 Net income per share $ .28 $ .24
 Average
 Shares Outstanding 8,686,233 8,592,360
 -0- 4/19/93
 /CONTACT: Gerald M. Benstock, chairman and CEO of Superior Surgical Mfg. Co., 813-397-9611/
 (SGC)


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