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Lankford Named Sr. Vice President-Distribution Services at Sysco

HOUSTON, TX (September 23, 2011 -- GlobeNewswire)—Sysco Corp. has announced that C. Frederick Lankford, president of Sysco Eastern Maryland, has been named senior vice president of distribution services for Sysco Corp., a new position that takes effect October 15, 2011.

"We are pleased that Fred Lankford will be joining our team in this newly created position," said Larry Pulliam, Sysco's executive vice president, foodservice operations. "Fred brings a wealth of operating company experience and a comprehensive operating perspective to an area of our business where we are looking for opportunities to make Sysco more dynamic, more efficient and more customer-centric on an enterprise-wide basis."

Lankford, 60, began his foodservice career at S.E. Lankford Jr. Produce Co., which merged with Sysco in 1981 and became Sysco Eastern Maryland. He held positions in operations, merchandising and sales prior to being named executive vice president in 1987. He was promoted to president of Sysco Eastern Maryland in 1995.

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