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SYSCO COMPLETES PURCHASE OF TARTAN FOODS

 HOUSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) reported today that its previously announced intention to purchase Perloff Brothers, Inc. of Philadelphia, which operates as Tartan Foods, was completed today.
 The new subsidiary, which has been renamed Tartan Sysco Food Services, Inc., has annual sales of about $160 million. The company markets and distributes food and related products to approximately 2,000 foodservice customers located in the Philadelphia, Pa. area and neighboring portions of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. Thomas N. Perloff continues to be president and chief executive officer of the company.
 Sysco, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, 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 current covers virtually the entire continental United States, including all of its 150 largest cities.
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 /CONTACT: Bill M. Lindig, president and chief operating officer of Sysco Corporation, 713-584-1390/
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CO: Sysco Corporation; Tartan Foods ST: Texas, Pennsylvania IN: FOD SU: TNM

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