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Pegasus Solutions Extends Hotel Commission Processing Contract with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Pegasus Also to Continue Providing Electronic Distribution
Services to Prominent Hotel Chain

DALLAS (October 18, 2004) - Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGS) announced the signing of a multi-year contract extension with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Under the agreement, Pegasus will continue providing commission processing and electronic distribution services through June 2007 to Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the U.S.  Dallas-based Pegasus is a leading worldwide provider of hotel reservations-related services and technology.

“Pegasus has driven innovations in multiple hospitality industry services for 15 years, and we’re pleased to extend this mutually beneficial relationship,” said Chris Elam, vice president of revenue management at Hyatt.  “In particular, our participation in Pegasus’ commission processing services continues to enhance our standing with travel agents, a critical component of Hyatt’s everyday success.” 

Pegasus’ ability to efficiently consolidate and distribute commission payments in 22 different currencies is critical for Hyatt as it expands the marketing of its properties to more international travel agencies.  With increased automated flexibility to handle currency issues and payment schedules, Pegasus delivers timely agency payments on Hyatt’s behalf while minimizing back-office paperwork.

Eight of the world’s top 10 hotel companies, including Hyatt, participate in the Pegasus commission processing service.  Hyatt has participated in the Pegasus commission processing service since its inception in 1992.  The Pegasus service handles the centralized processing and consolidated payment of commissions to Pegasus member travel agencies worldwide on behalf of all Hyatt properties.  As an added service to Hyatt, Pegasus is also processing commission payments to travel agencies that are not members of Pegasus’ commission processing service. 

More than 35,000 hotels worldwide participate in the Pegasus commission processing service, enabling the efficient payment of hotel commissions to Pegasus’ member travel agencies.  Pegasus counts the majority of the world’s travel agencies in more than 200 countries among its subscribing members.

Pegasus consolidates the Hyatt hotel information and commission payments with similar information and payments from other Pegasus participating hotels. Pegasus then sends detailed reports and a consolidated commission payment in the agency member’s choice of currency. 

“Hyatt has been a valuable client since Pegasus opened its doors,” said Bob Boles, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Pegasus Solutions.  “Their continued use of our electronic distribution and financial services validates our standing as an industry leader in these categories. We look forward to Hyatt’s input as we enhance these mission critical services for both large chain hotels and independent properties.”

About Pegasus Solutions
Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGS) is a leading global provider of hotel reservations-related services and technology.  Founded in 1989, Pegasus’ customers include a majority of the world’s travel agencies and more than 50,000 hotel properties around the globe.  Pegasus’ services include central reservation systems, electronic distribution services, commission processing and payment services, property management systems, and marketing representation services.  The company’s representation services, including Utell by Pegasus and Unirez by Pegasus, are used by more than 7,500 member hotels in 140 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing and reservations provider.  Pegasus has 17 offices in 12 countries, including regional hubs in London, Scottsdale and Singapore.  For more information, please visit www.pegs.com

About Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
There are 210 Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world, which are managed by two separate groups of companies. Subsidiaries of Hyatt International Corporation operate, manage or franchise 88 hotels and resorts in 38 countries, with an additional 21 hotels under development. Hyatt Corporation, a separate company, and its subsidiaries operate, manage, franchise or lease 122 hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Reservation or information for any Hyatt hotel worldwide can be obtained by calling toll-free in the United States and Canada, 1-800-233-1234, your local Hyatt Hotel or Worldwide Sales Office, or your travel planner. Hyatt is accessible on the Internet at www.hyatt.com 


 
Contact:

Michael Brophy
Public Relations Manager
Pegasus Solutions, Inc.
Phone:  214-234-4400
michael.brophy@pegs.com
www.pegs.com

Rafal Korkis
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
+1 (312) 750-8091
rkorkis@corphq.hyatt.com

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