HOUSTON, April 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved a 1 cent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.50 per share from the current $0.49 per share. The new dividend is payable for the first time on July 28, 2023, to common stockholders of record at the close of business on July 7, 2023.
“Increasing the dividend this coming fiscal year builds on Sysco’s balanced capital allocation strategy and long history of delivering returns to our shareholders as a Dividend Aristocrat,” said Kenny Cheung, Sysco’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. “The $0.04 per share annual increase for fiscal year 2024 shows our confidence in executing our Recipe for Growth strategy.”
Sysco is the 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. With more than 71,000 colleagues, the company operates 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves approximately 700,000 customer locations. For fiscal year 2022 that ended July 2, 2022, the company generated sales of more than $68 billion. Information about our Sustainability program, including Sysco’s 2022 Sustainability Report and 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report, can be found at www.sysco.com.
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