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Sysco Issues Statement on Trian Partners Announcement

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today issued the following statement regarding an SEC filing by Trian Partners:

"Sysco welcomes collaborative discussions with investors who share our interest in creating value by marketing and delivering great products to our customers with exceptional service. We have recently engaged with Trian and expect to continue a constructive dialogue.

"We believe Sysco is extremely well positioned to execute our strategy in a manner that will support the success of our customers, profitably grow our business and improve our return on invested capital. As we noted in our most recent earnings announcement, we look forward to providing additional details regarding our strategic initiatives during our Investor Day on Sept. 15, 2015."

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 196 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. For important news regarding Sysco, visit the Investor Relations section of the company's Internet home page at www.sysco.com/investors, follow us at www.twitter.com/SyscoStock and download the new Sysco IR App, available on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Market. In addition, investors should also continue to review our news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is possible that the information we disclose through any of these channels of distribution could be deemed to be material information.

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