David Mann Named Corporate Secretary, Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR / NYSE) today announced that W. David Mann has been named corporate secretary. His responsibilities will include serving as secretary at Marriott`s board of directors and annual shareholders meetings, and managing the company`s shareholder proxy solicitations. Mr. Mann will continue in his capacity as a senior attorney in the Corporate Affairs section of the Marriott International Law Department, which provides legal services and counsel to the company in connection with mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate financings, securities law compliance, employee benefits and related legal matters.

Prior to joining Marriott in 1995, Mr. Mann was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP., where he practiced corporate and securities law.

A native of Suffield, Connecticut, Mr. Mann is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Mann is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. He lives in Washington, D.C.