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DUNCAN NAMED CHAIRMAN AT BELL/SYSCO FOOD SERVICES

 DUNCAN NAMED CHAIRMAN AT BELL/SYSCO FOOD SERVICES
 HOUSTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- O. Wayne Duncan has been appointed


chairman of Bell/Sysco Food Services, Inc., a Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) subsidiary located in Asheville, N.C., the company announced today. He succeeds C. Robert Bell, Jr., who retired at the end of December to pursue his interests in various charitable and philanthropic organizations. Robert J. Davis continues as president of the company, which supplies a full line of foodservice products to customers throughout North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.
 Charles H. Cotros, executive vice president of Sysco and president of foodservice operations, said Duncan will assume these new duties in addition to his responsibilities at other Sysco operating companies. He is currently president of the corporation's Sysco Food Services of Atlanta subsidiary, and chairman of Cochran/Sysco, a division located in Jackson, Miss.
 Duncan, 54, is a native of Memphis, Tenn. and has been involved in the foodservice industry throughout his entire 31-year career. He joined Hardin's-Sysco Food Services, Inc., a Sysco subsidiary located in Memphis, in 1960 as a marketing associate. He advanced to sales manager and was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing in 1983. The following year, Duncan was appointed president and chief executive officer of Cochran/Sysco and became chairman of that company in 1989. He was named president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta subsidiary the same year. Duncan and his wife Diane reside in McDonough, Ga.
 Sysco is the nation's largest foodservice marketing and distribution organization. The company provides its products and services to approximately 230,000 customers located across the United States and western Canada. The Sysco distribution network currently covers virtually the entire continental United States, including all of its 150 largest cities.
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 /CONTACT: Charles H. Cotros, executive vice president and president-foodservice operations, of Bell/Sysco Food Services, 713-584-1390/
 (SYY) CO: Bell/Sysco Food Services Inc.; SYSCO Corporation ST: Texas, North Carolina IN: FOD SU: PER


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