May 14, 2004


Monetization transactions with respect to class A subordinate voting shares of Gildan Activewear Inc.

Montreal, May 14, 2004 – Messrs. H. Greg Chamandy and Edwin B. Tisch, through their respective holding companies (collectively the “Shareholders”), announced today that they have agreed to enter into transactions with a Canadian chartered bank involving the monetization of 2,749,200 and 550,000 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (the “Class A Shares”) of Gildan Activewear Inc. (“Gildan”), respectively, representing a total of 11.1% of the outstanding Class A Shares of Gildan.

These transactions were entered into for personal estate planning and portfolio diversification purposes.

Investor inquiries :

Jessy Hayem, CFA

Vice-President, Head of Investor Relations

(514) 744-8511

Media inquiries :

Geneviève Gosselin

Director, Global Communications and Corporate Marketing

(514) 343-8814