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Sysco Donates $150,000 for Hurricane Irma and Maria Relief Efforts

HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that the Company will donate $150,000 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“Sysco is committed to supporting the communities we live in and serve,” said Bill DeLaney, Sysco’s chief executive officer. “We are donating to the Irma and Maria relief efforts to provide added support to the communities and individuals in need, which includes many of our associates and customers. In the aftermath of these storms, we remain dedicated to delivering supplies, such as water and food, to critical customer locations.”

Sysco has a long-standing partnership with the American Red Cross and shares a commitment to providing support to communities and individuals in times of need. The Company has donated $650,000 to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief this year.

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. With over 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion.

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