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Carlson Rezidor Appoints Franck Courmont
as General Counsel for Asia Pacific

Singapore (September 20, 2012)
– Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the appointment of Franck Courmont as general counsel, Asia Pacific with effect on November 1. Based in Singapore, Franck will report directly to Simon Barlow, president for Asia Pacific.

“Franck will be a great addition to the Asia Pacific leadership team. His excellent track record as a legal practitioner and in-house legal counsel makes him an ideal candidate for this important role. He joins us from The Rezidor Hotel Group, bringing with him a wealth of legal expertise and experience. With a full slate of hotel openings on the horizon and a strong and growing pipeline, the new appointment will provide valuable legal support to the regional team as well as strengthen and complete our Asia Pacific leadership team,” said Simon Barlow, president, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Asia Pacific.

Prior to this appointment, Franck was vice president, legal, at Rezidor Hotel Group in Brussels for seven years. At Rezidor, Franck successfully negotiated more than 100 management agreements and licences for Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Hotel Missoni in EMEA. He was also responsible for setting up and managing joint ventures for real estate investments in emerging markets. He has 20 years of legal experience and has previously held positions including global head of legal at AXA Investment Managers and legal team leader at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, based in London. He also worked at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher; White & Case; as well as Arthur Andersen International in Paris.

Franck has a Bachelors degree in Public Law from the University of Picardie, a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Master of Laws degrees in International and European Law and in French Business Law and Taxation from the University of Paris II, as well as a Master of Laws degree from Duke University School of Law.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, and Brussels, Belgium.
www.carlsonrezidor.com; www.rezidor.com

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Contact:

Joanna Ong
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+65 9172.3008
jong@carlsonrezidor.com

Kate O’Shea
AKA Asia
+65 6222 6136
kate@aka-asia.com

Ben Gardeen
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129
bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com



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