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IMPORTANT NOTICE Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder
Meeting to be Held on November 18, 2009

HOUSTON, TX 77077-2099

Meeting Information
For holders as of:
  September 21, 2009
Date:      November 18, 2009     Time: 10:00 AM
Location:   The St. Regis Hotel
1919 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, Texas 77027
Meeting Directions: For meeting directions, please call 713-840-7600 or 877-787-3447
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Voting Items
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” each of the nominees for director, “FOR” proposals 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and “AGAINST” proposal 7.
Election of Directors to serve until the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2012
  1a.   Jonathan Golden
  1b.   Joseph A. Hafner. Jr.
  1c.   Nancy S. Newcomb
  1d.   Kenneth F. Spitler
To approve the 2009 Non-Employee Directors Stock Plan;
To authorize amendments to Sysco’s 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended;
To approve the material terms of, and the payment of compensation to certain executive officers pursuant to, the 2009 Management Incentive Plan, so that the deductibility of such compensation will not be limited by Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code;
To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Sysco’s independent accountants for fiscal 2010;
To consider and approve an advisory proposal relating to the company’s executive compensation philosophy, policies and procedures;
To consider a stockholder proposal, if presented at the meeting, requesting that the Board of Directors adopt certain principles for health care reform; and
To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.