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02/02/2010

Marriott Rewards and Chase Card Services Give Cardmembers More Ways to Earn in 2010

New Benefits Introduced to Current and New Cardmembers

05056_CV_rCMY_41470417032  Today, Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s [NYSE:MAR] award winning guest loyalty program, and Chase Card Services [NYSE: JPM] introduced enhanced benefits that will elevate members to Elite status faster and give them more Marriott Rewards bonus points.  The new benefits include an extra Elite night credit for every $3,000 cardmembers spend on their card, which can help them to reach Gold (50 nights) or Platinum (75 nights) level Elite status.  Cardmembers also receive 15,000 bonus points on 7-night redemption stays at category 7 and 8 properties, which include some of Marriott International's most popular hotels. There is no limit to the number of Elite nights or bonus points that cardmembers can earn. These benefits are in addition to the many valuable rewards already offered on the Marriott Rewards credit card products.

Marriott Rewards issues three cards with Chase Card Services:

Marriott Rewards Credit Card – $30 annual fee, first year waived

-- earn 22,500 Marriott Rewards bonus points after first purchase
-- free night stay at a category 1-4 hotel
-- three points per dollar for all purchases at Marriott locations
-- one point per dollar for all other purchases
-- guaranteed Silver Elite status with10 Elite nights credit every year

Marriott Rewards Business Card – $30 annual fee, first year waived

-- earn 22,500 Marriott Rewards bonus points after first purchase
-- free night stay at a category 1-4 hotel
-- three points per dollar spent at Marriott locations
-- one point per dollar spent elsewhere
-- free additional cards for employees 
-- guaranteed Silver Elite status with10 Elite nights credit every year

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card – $65 annual fee

-- earn 30,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points after first purchase
-- annual free night stay at a category 1-5 hotel
-- five points per dollar spent at Marriott locations
-- two points per dollar spent on eligible dining, airline and rental car purchases
-- one point per dollar spent elsewhere
-- and guaranteed Silver Elite status with 15 Elite nights credit every year

Marriott Rewards points can be earned at more than 3,200 Marriott International hotels around the world, including Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance® Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, and Marriott Vacation Club®.  

Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and points can be redeemed for hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, brand-name merchandise and more. Marriott Rewards won the 2009 Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program” and has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. 

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.0 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries and the company has approximately 145 million credit cards in the United States and Canada. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,300 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories.  Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers.  The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end.  It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004.  In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for company news, visit www.news.marriott.com

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