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Wyndham Worldwide

March 01, 2012 15:05 ET

FORTUNE Recognizes Wyndham Worldwide as Most Admired Company in the Hospitality Industry

One of the World's Largest Hospitality Companies Balances Global Growth With Commitment to People, Performance, and Values

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) has been ranked by FORTUNE magazine as the most admired company in the hospitality industry, recognizing its overall performance, innovative and quality offerings, management, and strong corporate values. The FORTUNE Most Admired Companies annual ranking is based on surveys of top executives, directors, investors and industry analysts evaluating companies on nine criteria, ranging from investment value to social responsibility.

"We are honored and humbled by this recognition by our peers," says Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and chief executive officer of Wyndham Worldwide. "Our corporate reputation is built every day by the over 27,000 Wyndham Worldwide associates across the globe. Through their innovative spirit, commitment to our core values, and passion in providing an outstanding experience for our customers, we continue growing as one of the largest and best performing hospitality companies in the world."

With operations in over 100 countries, Wyndham Worldwide encompasses the world's largest hotel company based on number of properties, the world's largest vacation exchange network and marketer of serviced vacation rentals, and the world's largest vacation ownership business.

"With a focus on our performance, our people, and the communities where we operate, our approach goes beyond what we do, but how we do it," says Holmes. "For our company, it is important that we not only remain a strong company, but one that is an innovative industry leader, a responsible corporate citizen, and a great place to work, which together has driven our success through even the most turbulent of times."

In addition to the FORTUNE Most Admired Companies list, Wyndham Worldwide is ranked among the Top 100 Greenest Companies in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine and among the Top 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine. The full FORTUNE Most Admired Companies list is available on www.fortune.com.

About Wyndham Worldwide
As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses 7,205 hotels with approximately 613,100 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.7 million members, access to approximately 100,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 160 vacation ownership resorts serving over 813,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 27,800 employees globally.

For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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