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Robert Webb Joins Hilton Hotels Corporation
as Chief Information Officer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - July 20, 2009 - Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) today announced that Robert J. Webb has assumed the position of Chief Information Officer. Webb will report to Paul Brown, Hilton President, Global Brands and Commercial Service.

Webb joins Hilton from Equifax, the Atlanta headquartered global credit information and technology solutions provider, where he held a similar position. Webb has provided leadership for systems strategy, enterprise planning and architecture, information security, technology infrastructure, and outsourcing initiatives across multiple business units since 2004.

Prior to joining Equifax, Webb held executive positions at General Electric including CIO of GE Commercial Finance, GE Global Consumer Finance and GE Energy Services. He has extensive international experience and has lived and worked in Europe, Greater China and Japan as a management consultant for Andersen Consulting and Electronic Data Systems.

“Rob is highly regarded in the information technology field where he has executed key technology transformations at world class organizations,” said Brown. “With his international experience and success record driving critical initiatives, Rob is a great addition to Hilton’s executive team,” Brown added.

Webb holds a BA degree from the University of Western Ontario and received his MBA from the European School of Management in Paris. He has also been active in the Atlanta community through his support of United Way, Habitat for Humanity and Outward Bound.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,300 hotels and 550,000 rooms in 77 countries and more than 130,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton, the Waldorf Astoria and the Waldorf Astoria Collection, as well as the recently launched Home2 Suites by Hilton. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is an Official Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team, which will extend through the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the 2010/2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team.

The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, “It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®. The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity.


Hilton Hotels Corporation
David Trumble, Director of Communications, Western Region, 602-870-2721

Also See: HTNG Announces Leadership Succession: CIO's from Three Major Hotel Groups Take On New Roles / February 2009



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