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Andrew Cosslett Named Chief Executive of InterContinental Hotels Group; Expert in Global Brand Management

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December 14, 2004 - The Board of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) today announces the appointment of Andrew Cosslett as Chief Executive. Andrew will take up his post no later than mid March 2005.
 
Andrew, 49, joins from Cadbury Schweppes, where he has been President, Europe, Middle East and Africa for the past two years. He has held various other senior positions with Cadbury Schweppes since 1990, including Managing Director, Great Britain and Ireland and CEO of the Asia Pacific confectionery business. Andrew previously worked in brand marketing at Unilever PLC between 1979 and 1990. He has a BA in Economics, and an MA in European Studies from the
Andrew Cosslett
University of Manchester. He is a non-Executive Director of Duchy Originals Ltd.

David Webster, Chairman of IHG, said: "I am delighted that Andrew is to join the company as Chief Executive. He brings great expertise in global brand management and a wealth of international experience at a time when the company is concentrating on developing its world-leading brands and growing its managed and franchised operations."

Andrew Cosslett commented: "InterContinental Hotels Group is a significant global business, with respected brands and outstanding prospects. I look forward to joining my new colleagues and creating with them an exciting future for this dynamic company."

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world’s most global hotel company and the largest by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group franchises, manages, leases or owns, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 536,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel IndigoTM, and also manages the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, with more than 23 million members worldwide. In addition to this, InterContinental Hotels Group has a controlling interest in Britvic, the second largest soft drinks manufacturer in the UK.


 
Contact:
 Dee Cayhill
+44 (0) 1753 410 426
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com
Also See: By Mutual Agreement Richard North Stepping Down as Chief Executive InterContinental Hotels Group / September 2004
6Con's Name Game; Holiday Inns Inc. of America, Holiday Hospitality, Holiday Corp., Bass Hotels & Resorts, Six Continents and Soon to be InterContinental Hotels Group / March 2003


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