Marriott Named “Corporation of the Year” by The National Black MBA Association

Washington, D.C. - June 13, 2002 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced today that the Washington DC Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) has named Marriott International as Corporation of the Year. NBMBAA is a premier business organization dedicated to developing, enhancing and adding value to the economic structure of the nation and African American communities.

The Corporation of the Year award, which recognizes Marriott for its continuous commitment to support the organization’s broad range of programs for its membership, will be presented at the Chapter`s 18th Annual Scholarship and Award Reception to be held on June 18.
“We are extremely pleased to be presented with this honor,” said Brendan Keegan, executive vice president, human resources at Marriott. “We are proud of our work with the National Black MBA Association, which is an important part of our efforts to create strong, mutually supportive relationships in the African-American as well as other communities that help foster expanded diversity among our managers and executive leadership.”

Marriott has had a strategic partnership with the NBMBAA nationally and locally for over 10 years. NBMBAA delivers programs that support Marriott’s business goals and objectives in recruitment, professional development, economic development, philanthropy, and other areas.