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Sysco Announces Leadership Promotions for Paul Moskowitz, Scott Charlton, Russell Libby

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), a global leader in foodservice distribution, announced the following promotions and changes in responsibility within its executive leadership team. Each of these leaders reports to Bill DeLaney, Sysco's president and chief executive officer.

Paul Moskowitz, previously senior vice president-Human Resources, was promoted to executive vice president-Human Resources.

Scott Charlton, previously senior vice president-Distribution Services, was promoted to executive vice president-Supply Chain.

Additionally, Russell Libby, previously executive vice president-Corporate Affairs and chief legal officer, was named executive vice president-Administration and corporate secretary.

"We have assembled an immensely skilled executive leadership team at Sysco," DeLaney said. "The promotions of Paul Moskowitz and Scott Charlton recognize their unique leadership capabilities and how they've strengthened Sysco in their respective areas of talent management, human resources systems, distribution services and supply chain management. And, as we continue to develop our capabilities to promote and protect Sysco's reputation, proactively shape our business operating environment and explore new avenues for future growth, we've expanded Russell Libby's scope of responsibilities to include strategic planning."

Other members of Sysco's executive leadership team include: Tom Bené, executive vice president and president-Foodservice Operations; Joel Grade, executive vice president and chief financial officer (his appointment to this role is effective Sept. 1); and Wayne Shurts, executive vice president and chief technology officer. Biographies of Sysco's senior executives are available here.

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 2015 that ended June 27, 2015, the company generated sales of more than $48 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: For More Information: Charley Wilson Vice President, Corporate Communications T: 281-584-2423 Neil Russell Vice President, Investor Relations T: 281-584-1308

Source:Sysco Corporation