Aramark Announces Launch of Secondary Offering

PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) today announced that certain of its stockholders intend to offer for sale 20,000,000 shares of its common stock. In addition, certain of the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 3,000,000 additional shares of common stock. The offering is subject to market and other conditions. The selling stockholders will receive all of the proceeds from this offering. No shares are being sold by Aramark.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers and the representatives of the underwriters; Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as bookrunners, and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, PNC Capital Markets LLC, Rabo Securities USA, Inc., Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc., Santander Investment Securities Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., and The Williams Capital Group, L.P. are acting as co-managers of the offering. 

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus.  Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Goldman, Sachs & Co., via telephone: (866) 471-2526; facsimile: (212) 902-9316; email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or standard mail at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn.: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY, 10282; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, via telephone: (866) 803-9204, or standard mail at J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn.: Prospectus Dept.; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, via telephone: (800) 221-1037; email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; or standard mail at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn.: Prospectus Dept., One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, via  mail at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn.: Prospectus Dept., 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.  These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections, and assumptions.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors.  Additional information regarding these factors is contained in the Company's registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC.

Contacts:
Media Inquiries:
Karen Cutler
215-238-4063
cutler-karen@aramark.com

Investor Inquiries:
Ian Bailey
215-409-7287
bailey-ian@aramark.com

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