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Aramark Celebrates Second Annual Ring of Stars Class to Honor and Reward Extraordinary Associates

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 21, 2016) – Every day, all around the world, Aramark chefs, cashiers, hawkers, servers, route drivers, custodians and many others work diligently in schools and universities, hospitals, sports venues, on delivery routes and in businesses of all kinds. These dedicated, talented, and hard-working professionals are the heartbeat of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms. To honor those who serve its clients and customers and deliver outstanding service, the company is recognizing 200 of its best of the best from around the world, as part of its second annual Ring of Stars celebration.

“Being one of the world’s leading service companies, it is essential that we reward and honor our talented associates and managers for their accomplishments,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Ring of Stars program allows us to recognize and commend the tremendous efforts of our Service Star team members who make a daily effort to live out our mission to enrich and nourish lives.”

The Ring of Stars program provides winners and a family member or loved one, a special trip where their contributions are acknowledged and celebrated by the company’s executive leadership team. Each recipient also receives a special ring to commemorate their accomplishment and their story is included within a permanent Ring of Stars display at the company’s global headquarters in Philadelphia.

This year’s Ring of Stars program is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Red Rock Casino Resort. The four day event is full of recognition, celebration, entertainment and relaxation.

Associates and managers honored were chosen from more than 1,400 nominees. Winners were nominated by coworkers, managers and business leaders and were selected for demonstrating excellence in living Aramark’s core values and/or for delivering greatness at the moment of truth, innovating the everyday and demonstrating a high degree of involvement in the communities they serve.

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.


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