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Trudy Rautio Appointed Chairman of the Board
of Rezidor Hotel Group

September 27, 2012
- Following the resignation of Hubert Joly on 13 September 2012, the Rezidor Hotel Group today announced that its Board has appointed Trudy Rautio as Chairman of the Board for the period until the end of the 2013 Annual General Meeting.

Trudy Rautio is President and CEO of Carlson, Rezidor's majority shareholder, and has been a member of Rezidor's Board of Directors since 2005.

Trudy Rautio has been a senior executive with Carlson for 15 years and, for the past eight years, has served as Executive Vice President and CFO. She is Chairman of the Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Board and also a member of the Board of Securian (a Minnesota Life Insurance Company).

Staffan Bohman remains Vice Chairman of Rezidor’s Board.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with almost 95,000 rooms in 70 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For more information visit www.rezidor.com

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Contact:

Marianne Ruhngaard
SVP & General Counsel, Secretary to the Board of Directors
+32 2 702 9308
Marianne.Ruhngaard@rezidor.com



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