Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Submits SEC Certification

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Barry S. Sternlicht and its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ronald C. Brown, have submitted their unqualified certifications today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission attesting to the accuracy of the Company`s filings with the SEC.
The certification with the SEC has been posted on Starwood`s web site, www.starwood.com.
The certification includes the Form 10-K for 2001; Form 10-Q for the first and second quarters of 2002; the 2002 proxy statement and other recent Form 8-K filings. Mr. Sternlicht and Mr. Brown also provided the certifications called for by Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the Form 10-Q filed with the SEC.
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