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Wyndham Worldwide

March 09, 2010 08:15 ET

Wyndham Worldwide Named to FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired Companies List

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) has again been listed as one of FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired Companies for 2010.

For the third consecutive year, Wyndham Worldwide is a leader in their industry, scoring consistently on the Most Admired list in the hotels, casinos and resorts category. The Company, which is a little more than three years old, joins several other global organizations who were also named Most Admired in other categories, including Google, Johnson & Johnson, IBM and Honeywell International.

"For Wyndham Worldwide to once again be recognized by its peers and ranked so highly in our category is an honor," said chairman and chief executive officer Stephen P. Holmes. "Given the challenges that 2009 presented, this news is especially gratifying. We are a company driven by our mission to be the leader in travel accommodations by welcoming our guests through our signature "Count on Me!" service. This valuable acknowledgement confirms that we are indeed headed in a great direction."

To produce the listings, 15,000 top executives, directors and analysts were asked to rate all FORTUNE 1,000 companies in their own industry on eight criteria. A company's score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to appear in the listing and only the best are listed as a Most Admired Company. The full list of companies will appear in next week's edition of FORTUNE.

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

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 approximately 7,110 franchised hotels and approximately 597,700 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange and Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to over 65,000 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 155 vacation ownership resorts serving over 820,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 25,000 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company's web site at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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