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Sysco Names Greg Keller SYGMA President

HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that Greg Keller has been appointed president of SYGMA, its Columbus, Ohio-based subsidiary focused on serving chain restaurant customers. Keller will report to Tom Bené, Sysco's president of Foodservice Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

"With deep experience at SYGMA as well as Sysco, Greg is uniquely qualified to leverage the assets of our total enterprise to bring chain restaurant customers valuable solutions in supply chain optimization, logistics, strategic sourcing and quality assurance," Bené said. "Dedicating a leader with Greg's knowledge of the needs of chain restaurant customers and his expertise in delivering unparalleled products and service to them through the SYGMA network highlights our strong commitment to this growing customer segment."

Greg began his foodservice career at SYGMA in 2000 and since then has continuously held sales leadership and executive roles. He took on additional responsibility as vice president of Corporate Business Development for Sysco in 2010 where he was instrumental in restructuring Sysco's national account sales team and developing functional teams to support the growth and management of Sysco's national accounts business. In 2011, Greg became vice president of Contract Sales where he managed the sales teams responsible for the travel and leisure and restaurant segments. In 2013, Greg became vice president of Chain Restaurants for Sysco, in addition to his ongoing SYGMA duties.

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 194 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2014 that ended June 28, 2014, the company generated sales of more than $46 billion. For more information, visit www.sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SyscoCorporation or Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sysco.

CONTACT: Charley Wilson Vice President, Corporate Communications T 281-584-2423

Source:Sysco Corporation