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Marriott International Europe Recognized by the 2014 Aon Hewitt Best Employers™ Program

January XX 2015 Marriott International Inc.’s (NASDAQ:MAR) European division today announces it has been recognized by Aon Hewitt, the global talent retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON) in its Aon Hewitt Best Employers™ program. With its newly launched global methodology, the Aon Hewitt Best Employers global program measures and recognizes employer excellence worldwide.
Marriott International has been recognized by the Aon Hewitt Best Employers program in Armenia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey. Bridgett Price, Chief Human Resources Officer, Europe commented, “One of our founding principles is to place the welfare of our associates first. “This has been our philosophy for more than 85 years and the strength of this philosophy has undoubtedly facilitated the growth of our business. We know that if our associates feel valued, they will be empowered and motivated and this in turn will benefit our customers.

We are so proud to receive this recognition from Aon Hewitt as it endorses our culture, offering credibility to our company values and inspiring us for the future. We also see this as an opportunity to benchmark ourselves against other recognized like-minded companies, to learn from them and continuously enhance our employment policies and culture.”

The Aon Hewitt Best Employers program compares organizations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice.. The program recognizes organizations with employees who speak positively about the company and intend to stay; are valued assets; are aligned to company goals and are rewarded for contributions; and are proud to say they are part of the company for which they work.

“Aon Hewitt Best Employers are organizations that possess high employee engagement, a compelling employer brand, effective leadership and a high performance culture, which translates into a committed

and productive workforce that delivers stronger and sustainable business results,” said Ken Oehler, global engagement practice leader, Aon Hewitt. “We congratulate Marriott International on being recognized with this distinct honor.”

About Aon Hewitt Best Employers global program

The Aon Hewitt Best Employers global program measures and recognizes leading employers worldwide. It is based on more than 15 years of experience in Best Employers Studies across the world, backed with more than 20 years of experience in employee research and a global employee engagement database. It focuses on the measures that lead to sustainable business results: Engagement, Leadership, Performance Culture, and Employer Brand and uses the most objective measure possible: employee opinion.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com.

About Aon Hewitt

Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness. Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, best captives manager, and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit aon.com for more information on Aon and aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon’s global partnership with Manchester United.