Scott Charlton Joins Sysco Corporation as Senior Vice President for Distribution Services

Scott Charlton Joins Sysco Corporation as Senior Vice President for
Distribution Services

HOUSTON, July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY)
announced today that Scott Charlton has joined the company, effective July 15,
as senior vice president for Distribution Services. He replaces Fred Lankford,
who is retiring after 41 years with Sysco.

"We are pleased Scott Charlton has joined Sysco's leadership team to help us
on our path of continuous improvement in warehouse and delivery operations
across all Sysco companies," said Mike Green, Sysco executive vice president
and group president. "As we thank Fred Lankford for his contributions to
Sysco's success throughout the years, we welcome Scott and the capabilities he
brings to our team to ensure our warehouse and distribution services support
the goal of being our customers' most valued and trusted business partner."

Charlton joins Sysco after serving the past six years as executive vice
president at C&S Wholesale Grocers, where he was instrumental in leading and
engaging a team that implemented numerous warehouse efficiencies resulting in
significant operating expense reductions and new revenue opportunities.
Previously, he spent more than two decades at Publix Super Markets, Inc., in
roles of increasing leadership responsibility in the areas of distribution,
manufacturing, general management and quality assurance. He served as Publix's
senior vice president of Manufacturing and Distribution before moving to C&S.

Charlton earned a Bachelor of Science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food
products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging
establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its
family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice
and hospitality industries. The company operates 185 distribution facilities
serving approximately 400,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2012 that ended June
30, 2012, the company generated record sales of more than $42 billion. For
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         Charley Wilson
         Vice President, Corporate Communications
         Neil Russell
         Vice President, Investor Relations

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