Sysco Declares Quarterly Dividend

HOUSTON, Feb. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.27 per share, payable on April 27, 2012, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on April 5, 2012.

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 177 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2011 that ended July 2, 2011 the company generated record sales of more than $39 billion. For more information about Sysco visit the company's Internet home page at www.sysco.com and for investor relations news follow us at www.twitter.com/SyscoStock.

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CONTACT: Neil Russell
         Vice President, Investor Relations
         T  281-584-1308
         
         Charley Wilson
         Vice President, Corporate Communications
         T  281-584-2423
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