Sodexo Recognized as one of the Best Companies for Asian Pacific Americans

June 16, 2008

The only food services and facilities management company to receive honor four years in a row

Sodexo Recognized as one of the Best Companies for Asian Pacific Americans

GAITHERSBURG, MD, June 16, 2008 -- Sodexo, the nation's leading provider of food and facilities management services, has been named one of the Top Ten Companies for Asian Americans in 2008 by Asian Enterprise magazine, the largest Asian-American small business-focused publication in the country.

According to Asian Enterprise Magazine, Sodexo's selection was based on its successful outreach efforts in the area of minority business development and commitment to advancing the spirit of equality and diversity in programs and initiatives. Sodexo was also selected for offering substantial resources and opportunities for Asian Pacific American business owners and employees.

Sodexo’s commitment extends beyond the company and into the communities it serves. In 2004, Sodexo's Chief Executive Officer, Michel Landel, was the recipient of Asian Enterprise Magazine's CEO Advocate of the Year Award for his ongoing focus and commitment to creating diversity in the workplace and support of supplier diversity. This year also marks the forth consectutive year that Sodexo has received this elite honor.

About Sodexo, Inc.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated food and facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.3 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo, Inc. serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds the Sodexo Foundation (www.helpstophunger.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $9.2 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

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