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Board Appointment


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today announces that Ms Jill McDonald is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 June 2013.

Jill has been Chief Executive Officer and President for the Northern Europe Division for McDonald’s since September 2010 and was Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer UK & Northern Division from 2006 to 2010. Previously, Jill spent 16 years with British Airways and held a number of senior marketing positions in the UK and overseas.

Commenting on her appointment, Patrick Cescau, IHG’s Non-Executive Chairman, said “I am very pleased that Jill has agreed to join the IHG Board. Her wealth of experience in franchising and marketing will be extremely positive for the Group. I very much look forward to working with her.”

Jill will also serve on the Audit and Nomination Committees of the IHG Board.


No information is required to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13R (1)-(6) in respect of this appointment.

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 73 million members worldwide. The programme will be renamed and relaunched as IHG® Rewards Club in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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