Sysco Announces Key Executive Appointments

Sysco Announces Key Executive Appointments

          Russell Libby, EVP-Corporate Affairs & Chief Legal Officer

                     Adam Skorecki, SVP & General Counsel

              Joel Grade, SVP-Finance & Chief Accounting Officer

HOUSTON, March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco (NYSE:SYY) announced today
that Russell Libby has been named to the new position of executive vice
president-Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer. In this expanded role,
Libby will oversee the Sysco functions of legal, communications, government
relations, compliance, enterprise risk management, business development and
corporate social responsibility. He will remain the Corporate Secretary.

Libby had served as Sysco's senior vice president, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary since November 2011. He joined the company in 2007 as
assistant vice president-Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate.

"Since joining Sysco in 2007, Russell has been a valued and trusted member of
the Sysco senior leadership team," said Bill DeLaney, Sysco's president and
chief executive officer. "His counsel, unwavering commitment to do the right
thing, and ability to steer our company through various challenges have been
invaluable. We look forward to many great future contributions under Russell's

Subsequently, Adam Skorecki has been named senior vice president and General
Counsel. Skorecki joins Sysco from Arnall Golden Gregory, where he served as a
partner in the mergers and acquisitions practice. He will be responsible for
the Sysco legal areas that include contracts, litigation, employment, mergers
and acquisitions, and ERISA/benefits.

"Adam brings to Sysco a wealth of corporate legal experience that will benefit
our organization and stakeholders in a significant manner," Libby said. "We
are excited to have Adam join the Sysco team."

Additionally, Joel Grade has been named senior vice president-Finance and
Chief Accounting Officer, reporting to Chris Kreidler, Sysco's executive vice
president and Chief Financial Officer. Grade most recently was senior vice
president-U.S. Broadline Operations (West). In his new role, he will oversee
the functions of field finance (U.S. and Canada), commercial finance,
financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, and shared services

"Joel is a 15-year Sysco veteran with deep knowledge and leadership experience
in accounting, finance and operations," Kreidler said. "He is an excellent
addition to Sysco's Finance leadership team."

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 193 distribution facilities
serving approximately 425,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2013 that ended June
29, 2013, the company generated sales of more than $44 billion. For more
information, visit or connect with Sysco on Facebook at or Twitter at

CONTACT: For more information contact:
         Charley Wilson
         Vice President, Corporate Communications
         T: 281-584-2423
         Shannon Mutschler
         Sr. Director, Investor Relations
         T: 281-584-1439

Sysco Corporation
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