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    SYSCO Finalizes Bunn Acquisition

    Move will strengthen distributor's presence in central Illinois and St. Louis markets.

    HOUSTON -- SYSCO Corp., North America's largest foodservice marketer and distributor, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the foodservice division of Bunn Capitol, one of the premier foodservice distribution firms in central Illinois.

    Bunn Capitol distributes more than 8,000 fresh, frozen and packaged goods to restaurants, healthcare businesses, clubs and other customer concepts throughout Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed by either company.

    Richard J. Schnieders, SYSCO's chairman, chief executive officer and president, said "The acquisition of Bunn Capitol's foodservice assets will strengthen our presence in both the central Illinois and the St. Louis foodservice markets. Their long-standing reputation for quality, superior customer service and market knowledge are consistent with our own, and we welcome them to the SYSCO family.''

    SYSCO is a 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. For the fiscal year 2006 that ended July 1, 2006, the company generated $32.6 billion in sales.

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