G&K Services Inc (NASDAQ:GK) Files An 8-K

G&K Services Inc (NASDAQ:GK) announced that it had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cintas Corporation (“Cintas”), and Bravo Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cintas (“Merger Sub”), providing for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cintas. As disclosed at that time, the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, including, without limitation, the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and the requisite approval from the Competition Bureau of Canada (the “CCB”) pursuant to the Canada Competition Act (the “Competition Act”) being obtained.

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On October 12, 2016, each of the Company and Cintas received a supplementary information request, commonly referred to as an SIR from the CCB, pursuant to the Competition Act, in connection with the Merger. An SIR is part of the prescribed process for review of proposed transactions in Canada. The CCB’s SIR has the effect of extending the waiting period applicable to the consummation of the Merger until the 30th day after compliance by the Company and Cintas with the SIR. The parties expect the Merger to be completed not later than the second quarter of calendar year 2017.

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