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03/20/2013

Marriott Cares How Business Gets Done

Ethisphere 2013Lodging Leader Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies.

Marriott International has been named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies (WME) by the Ethisphere Institute.  This is the sixth time the company has been recognized by Ethisphere for its commitment to maintaining superior business practices.

In selecting the World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere considered codes of ethics; investments in innovation and sustainable business practice activities of corporate citizenship; and nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers. 

"Operating our business with integrity has been a pillar of our culture since Marriott's founding more than 85 years ago," said Ed Ryan, Marriott International's Executive Vice President and General Counsel.  "We are proud of this recognition and remain committed to constantly evaluating our efforts and looking for new ways to ensure our worldwide business operations are conducted in an ethical and socially responsible manner."

Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values:  put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity and serve our world.  For a list of other awards and recognition, visit http://news.marriott.com/awards-and-recognition.html.

The 2013 list is the largest list since the award began in 2007.  Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries.  To view the complete list of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, please visit www.ethisphere.com

ABOUT THE ETHISPHERE INSTITUTE
The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World's Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. The Institute's premier membership group, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance™, is a business ethics forum that includes more than 100 leading corporations, universities and institutions that collectively leverage their experience, expertise and innovative ways to address emerging compliance challenges. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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