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InterContinental Appoint New Chief Executive

The Board of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) today announces the appointment
of Andrew Cosslett as Chief Executive. Andrew will take up his post no later than
mid March 2005.Andrew, 49, joins from Cadbury Schweppes, where he has been President, Europe,
Middle East and Africa for the past two years. He has held various other senior
positions with Cadbury Schweppes since 1990, including Managing Director, Great
Britain and Ireland and CEO of the Asia Pacific confectionery business. Andrew
previously worked in brand marketing at Unilever PLC between 1979 and 1990.

David Webster, Chairman of IHG, said:

“I am delighted that Andrew is to join the company as Chief Executive.  He brings
great expertise in global brand management and a wealth of international experience
at a time when the company is concentrating on developing its world-leading brands
and growing its managed and franchised operations.”

Andrew Cosslett commented:

“InterContinental Hotels Group is a significant global business, with respected
brands and outstanding prospects. I look forward to joining my new colleagues and
creating with them an exciting future for this dynamic company.”