The 2011 Annual Report
Common Stock and Dividend Information
Sysco’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SYY”. The company has paid quarterly cash dividends on its common stock since its founding as a public company in 1970 and has increased the dividend 42 times in that period. The current quarterly cash dividend is $0.26 per share.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan with Optional Cash Purchase Feature
Sysco’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan provides a convenient way for shareholders of record to reinvest quarterly cash dividends in Sysco shares automatically, with no service charge or brokerage commissions.
The Plan also permits registered shareholders to invest additional money to purchase shares. In addition, certificates may be deposited directly into a Plan account for safekeeping and may be sold directly through the Plan for a modest fee.
Shareholders desiring information about the Dividend Reinvestment Plan with Optional Cash Purchase Feature may obtain a brochure and enrollment form by contacting the Transfer Agent and Registrar, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company at 1.888.225.5799.
Certain statements made herein are forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They include statements about expected future performance, the impact of strategic initiatives and Business Reviews, the ability to remain profitable, our ability to forecast and manage inventory levels, expected benefits of the Business Transformation Project, the effects of rising fuel costs, the success of our cost containment efforts, the continued success and benefits of our quality assurance and sustainable food programs, and implementation, timing and anticipated benefits of acquisitions.
These statements are based on management’s current expectations and estimates; actual results may differ materially, due in part to the risk factors discussed above. Redistribution facility and acquisition timing and results could be impacted by competitive conditions, labor issues and other matters. Industry growth may be affected by general economic conditions. Sysco’s ability to achieve anticipated sales volumes and its long-term growth objectives, increase market share, meet future cash requirements and remain profitable could be affected by competitive price pressures, availability of supplies, work stoppages, success or failure of consolidated buying plan initiatives, successful integration of acquired companies, conditions in the economy and the industry and internal factors such as the ability to control expenses.
For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see Sysco’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, which is included in this Annual Report.
Form 10-K and Financial Information
A copy of the fiscal 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, including the financial statements and financial statement schedules, as well as copies of other financial reports and company literature, may be obtained without charge upon written request to the Investor Relations Department, Sysco Corporation, at the corporate offices listed above, or by calling 1.800.337.9726. This information, which is included in this Annual Report, also may be found on our website at www.sysco.com in the Investors section.