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 Norm Jenkins Named Senior Vice President for North
American Lodging Development; Will Oversee
Marriott's Diversity Ownership Initiative


WASHINGTON - Dec. 7, 2004 -- Norman K. Jenkins, vice president of owner and franchise services for Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) has been named senior vice president of North American lodging development for the company.

In his new role, Jenkins will lead all development efforts related to minority ownership. He will oversee Marriott's recently enhanced Diversity Ownership Initiative, which has been designed to build on Marriott's outstanding track record of attracting top tier minority owners and franchisees. Marriott is committed to doubling the number of properties owned by minorities over the next five years.

Prior to joining Marriott, Jenkins began his professional career at McDonald's Corporation, where he held management positions in finance and operations. In 1992, Jenkins joined Marriott's Internal Audit group, where he was a senior manager responsible for several company businesses, including Marriott Hotels, Resorts & Suites. In addition, he managed all corporate engagements and special investigations. Jenkins also previously served as vice president, global operations, and CFO of Marriott's Ramada International division.

Jenkins serves on a number of boards, including Marriott's Employee Federal Credit Union, the Metropolitan Community Development Corporation, the Howard University School of Business Accounting Advisory Board, and the National Association of Black Accountants, where he serves as national president and CEO.

Jenkins holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Howard University, an M.B.A. from George Washington University and is a certified public accountant.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 69 other countries and territories.

Marriott International
Also See: The 2004 NAACP Lodging Industry Report Card; Survey Results for 13 Hotel Chains / July 2004
NAACP Lodging Industry Report Card 2003; Foremost Problem Facing African-Americans: Property Ownership / July 2003

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