Four Seasons Hotels Inc. (TSE Symbol “FSH”; NYSE
Symbol “FS”) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared the following semi-annual
i). A dividend in the amount of 5.5 cents per share be and it is hereby declared on the
Limited Voting Shares (“LVS”) for the period ending December 31, 2001, payable
on January 15, 2002, to the holders of LVS of record at the close of business on
December 31, 2001; and
ii). Pursuant to Section 3.1 of the Articles of Amendment of the Corporation dated
October 3, 1996, a dividend in the amount of 2.75 cents per share, being half the
dividend declared payable on the LVS pursuant to paragraph (i) above, be and it is
hereby declared on the Variable Multiple Voting Shares (“VMVS”) for the period
ending December 31, 2001, payable on January 15, 2002, to holders of VMVS of
record at the close of business on December 31, 2001.
With a history spanning four decades and a portfolio that now extends to six continents, Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts is the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, currently managing 51 properties in 22
countries. This year, the company has opened hotels in San Francisco, Dublin, Prague and Caracas, and
continues to expand, with over 20 projects in development stages in choice locations around the world.
Four Seasons has claimed first position on many prestigious lists; recent honours include top ranking in the
J.D. Powers Guest Satisfaction Survey; AAA Five Diamond awards (receiving more than other any hotel
company for the 20th consecutive year), and the Zagat Survey 2001 (ranked as “Top Hotel Chain in the
U.S.” and “Top Hotel Chain” internationally). Information on the company and its 40 years of achievement
in the hospitality industry can be accessed through the Four Seasons Web site at www.fourseasons.com.