updated 2/25/2011 4:45:44 PM ET 2011-02-25T21:45:44

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share, payable on April 21, 2011, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on April 1, 2011.

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 180 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2010 that ended July 3, 2010 the company generated more than $37 billion in sales. For more information about Sysco visit the company's Internet home page at www.sysco.com .

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         Vice President, Investor Relations
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