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Sysco to Expand Corporate Headquarters

HOUSTON - Sysco Corp. here is embarking on the construction of two new office buildings and extensive renovation of its existing corporate office here, according to the distributorship.

The project, which was approved today by its Board of Directors, is scheduled to break ground in the fall of 2004 with phased occupancy into the first new building expected in 2006. The second new building and the renovated third building will be occupied during 2007.

"The rapid growth at Sysco's 151 distribution locations in the U.S. and Canada has resulted in the need for our firm to consider long-term space requirements for our corporate office," said Richard J. Schnieders, chairman and chief executive officer. "We are committed to utilizing environmentally appropriate design principles to create a flexible, cost-effective and productive workplace for the more than 1,000 associates who assist our customers, suppliers and operating companies each day."

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