SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(AMENDMENT NO. )
GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR INC.
(NAME OF ISSUER)
(TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES)
December 31, 2019
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule
[X] Rule 13d-1 (b)
[ ] Rule 13d-1 (c)
[ ] Rule 13d-1 (d)
* The reminder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's
initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities,
and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed
to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act
but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act
(however, see the Notes).
CUSIP No. 375916103
1 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS. I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS
JARISLOWSKY, FRASER LIMITED
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) [ ]
(see instructions) (b) [ ]
3 SEC USE ONLY
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
NUMBER OF SHARES 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
OWNED BY EACH 6 SHARED VOTING POWER
PERSON WITH 7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) [ ]
EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)
This statement on Schedule 13G (this "Statement") is being filed by
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited ("JFL") and relates to the Common Shares
(the "Common Stock") of GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR INC. (the "Issuer"). JFL
is a registered investment adviser and has discretionary authority with
respect to the investments of, and acts as agent for, its clients. The
Common Stock reported in this Statement as beneficially owned by JFL as
of December 31, 2019 is held in JFL's client accounts and the filing of
this Statement shall not be construed as an admission that JFL (or any of
its prinicpals) is, for purposes of Section 13 of the Exchange Act, the
beneficial owner of such securities.
ITEM 1(A). NAME OF ISSUER:
GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR INC.
ITEM 1(B). ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINICPAL OFFICES:
600 DE MAISONNEUVE BLVD WEST
ITEM 2(A). NAME OF PERSON FILING:
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
ITEM 2(B). ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE:
1010 Sherbrooke St. West
ITEM 2(C). CITIZENSHIP:
ITEM 2(D). TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:
ITEM 2(E). CUSIP NUMBER:
ITEM 3. THIS SATEMENT IS BEING FILED PURSUANT TO RULE 13(d)-1(b)
BECAUSE THE REPORTING PERSON FILING IS AS FOLLOWS:
(a) [ ] Broker or dealer registered under section 15
of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) [ ] Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act
(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) [ ] Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19)
of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) [ ] Investment company registered under section 8 of
the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) [X] An investment adviser in accordance with
(f) [ ] An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in
accordance with ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) [ ] A parent holding company or control person in
accordance with ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) [ ] A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b)
of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
(12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) [ ] A church plan that is excluded from the definition
of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of
the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) [ ] Group, in accordance with ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
If this statment is filed pursuant toss.240.13d-1(c), check this
box [ ].
ITEM 4. OWNERSHIP:
PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE AGGREGATE
NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF THE CLASS OF SECURITIES OF THE
ISSUER IDENTIFIED IN ITEM 1.
(a) Amount beneficially owned: 16,548,925
(b) Percent of class: 8.30%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:
(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct
the disposition of:
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct
the dispostion of:
ITEM 5. OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS
ITEM 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON
Clients of JFL have the right to receive or the power to direct
the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from sale of,
the Common Stock reported as beneficially owned by JFL. No
client of JFL beneficially owns more than five percent of
Issuer's Common Stock.
ITEM 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH
ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING
ITEM 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP
ITEM 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP
ITEM 10. CERTIFICATION
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge
and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired
and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not
acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect
of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the
securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection
with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and
belief, I certify that the information set forth in this
statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated February 12, 2020
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
BY: /s/ Maxime Menard
Name: Maxime Menard
Title: President and CEO