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 Matthew J. Hart Appointed President and Chief
Operating Officer, Hilton Hotels Corporation
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- May 27, 2004 -- Effective with today's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, previously announced management appointments and promotions at Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) are now official:
Stephen F. Bollenbach, 61, is now Co-Chairman of the Board (along with Barron Hilton), and continues as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bollenbach has responsibility for the company's Operations, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Information Technology and Corporate Affairs/Investor Relations functions.

Matthew J. Hart, 51, is now President and 

Matthew J. Hart
Chief Operating Officer after serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hart reports to Mr. Bollenbach, and has responsibility for all operational aspects of the company, including owned and managed hotel operations, franchising and brand development, the company's timeshare business and its architecture and construction function.

Robert M. La Forgia, 45, is now Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer after serving as Senior Vice President and Controller. Mr. La Forgia also reports to Mr. Bollenbach and has responsibility for the company's financial activities, including the project finance, asset management, treasury, tax, financial reporting and accounting functions.


Hilton Hotels Corporation 

Also See: Matthew J. Hart, EVP and CFO of Hilton Hotels Corporation, Receives C. Everett Johnson Award from the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council / June 2003
Stephen F. Bollenbach Books Diversity at Hilton Hotel Corporation as a Priority; Top-Down Commitment to Breaking Down Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Walls / Aug 2003

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