Sodexho Marriott Services Assists in 'Welcome Home Ceremony' For Returning Navy Crew

Company Gives Drinks, Snacks for 10,000

Person Reception at Whidbey Island, WA



Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc.

    GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexho Marriott Services,
 Inc. (NYSE:   SDH) announced today that it assist the Navy by donating drinks,
 snacks and its employees' time for a possible 10,000-person "Welcome Home
 Ceremony" for the Navy crew of EP-3E reconnaissance mission released yesterday
 from China.  The reception will be held at the Whidbey Island Naval Air
 Station tomorrow, April 14, 2001.
     "When we heard the crew was stopping over at Guam Navy Base, where we
 operate the food service, we asked if there was something we could do," said
 Ty Gagne, senior vice president for Military Operations for Sodexho Marriott.
 "The Ceremony at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station was the best option.  We are
 happy to be a small part of the welcome home for these service men and women
 as they are re-united with their families and friends in Puget Sound."
     Sodexho Marriott will donate soda, bottled water, juice, candy, snacks and
 fresh fruit plus employee time for 12 catering staff employees.
     Sodexho Marriott currently provides food and facilities management
 services at a growing number of military sites, including Kwajalein Atoll Army
 Base and Guam Navy Base.  The company was recently awarded two Marine Corps
 contracts to provide dining at 55 Marine mess halls.
 
     Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. is the largest provider of food and
 facilities management in North America, with $4.7 billion in annual sales.
 Sodexho Marriott offers a variety of innovative outsourcing solutions,
 including food service, housekeeping, grounds keeping, plant operations and
 maintenance, asset and materials management, vending, conference center
 management, and laundry services to corporations, health care facilities,
 schools, universities and colleges, military installations and remote sites.
 Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, the company has 111,000 employees at 5,000
 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
 
 

SOURCE Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc.
    GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexho Marriott Services,
 Inc. (NYSE:   SDH) announced today that it assist the Navy by donating drinks,
 snacks and its employees' time for a possible 10,000-person "Welcome Home
 Ceremony" for the Navy crew of EP-3E reconnaissance mission released yesterday
 from China.  The reception will be held at the Whidbey Island Naval Air
 Station tomorrow, April 14, 2001.
     "When we heard the crew was stopping over at Guam Navy Base, where we
 operate the food service, we asked if there was something we could do," said
 Ty Gagne, senior vice president for Military Operations for Sodexho Marriott.
 "The Ceremony at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station was the best option.  We are
 happy to be a small part of the welcome home for these service men and women
 as they are re-united with their families and friends in Puget Sound."
     Sodexho Marriott will donate soda, bottled water, juice, candy, snacks and
 fresh fruit plus employee time for 12 catering staff employees.
     Sodexho Marriott currently provides food and facilities management
 services at a growing number of military sites, including Kwajalein Atoll Army
 Base and Guam Navy Base.  The company was recently awarded two Marine Corps
 contracts to provide dining at 55 Marine mess halls.
 
     Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. is the largest provider of food and
 facilities management in North America, with $4.7 billion in annual sales.
 Sodexho Marriott offers a variety of innovative outsourcing solutions,
 including food service, housekeeping, grounds keeping, plant operations and
 maintenance, asset and materials management, vending, conference center
 management, and laundry services to corporations, health care facilities,
 schools, universities and colleges, military installations and remote sites.
 Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, the company has 111,000 employees at 5,000
 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
 
 SOURCE  Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc.