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Sysco Atlanta Announces Facility Expansion Project and Groundbreaking Ceremony

05/11/2017

The expansion will create 100 new jobs within five years of completion

HOUSTON, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced the Company will expand its Sysco Atlanta facility. The Company will host state and local officials, Sysco associates and other members of the community at a groundbreaking ceremony on May 17, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

Upon completion, the expansion will create 100 new jobs for the Sysco Atlanta operation within five years. The project will include an addition of 100,000 square feet to the existing 562,000-square-foot building at 2225 Riverdale Road.  The new section will feature freezer space, cold dock space and a vehicle maintenance facility. In addition, a number of sustainability initiatives are included in the project, including an ammonia refrigeration system, truck wash water recycling system, LED lighting in the freezer and cooler expansion areas and a battery charging station with Rapid-Charge technology. The expansion project is scheduled to take approximately 20 months and will provide 80 peak construction jobs during this period.

“Sysco is excited about the growth of our Atlanta business and the expansion of our facility in Fulton County,” said Greg Bertrand, senior vice president of U. S. foodservice operations for Sysco. “We have been an active member of the community for over 45 years and are happy to reiterate our commitment with this project. In addition, we look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the increased capabilities our expanded facility will bring.”

“Projects like these are what will continue to make Georgia the number one state in the nation in which to do business,” said Pat Wilson, Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner. “We have created an environment not only for attracting new business, but also sustaining our existing businesses and helping them grow. Congratulations to Sysco – we are excited about their continued success here in Georgia.”

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 198 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. For fiscal year 2016 that ended July 2, 2016, the company generated sales of more than $50 billion. Subsequent to fiscal year 2016, the company completed the acquisition of the Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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 and information regarding Sysco, visit the Investor Relations section of the company's Internet home page at www.investors.sysco.com, which Sysco plans to use as a primary channel for publishing key information to its investors, some of which may contain material and previously non-public information.  Investors should also follow us at www.twitter.com/SyscoStock and download the Sysco IR App, available on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Market. In addition, investors should 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.

For more information contact:

Neil Russell
Investor Contact
T 281-584-1308

Camilla Zuckero
Media Contact
T 281-507-7592

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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 food service and hospitality industries.