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Wyndham Worldwide Recognized for Leadership in Positive Corporate Culture and Fostering Partnerships With Hispanic Business Community

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2013) -  Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, received the Corporate Leadership Award from The National Hispanic Business Group (NHBG), a leading business resource and advocate for Hispanic business. The honor recognizes the Company for its corporate culture and leadership in fostering partnerships with the Hispanic business community. Honored at the NHBG Annual Gala on July 18, in New York City, this is the first time Wyndham Worldwide received the award.

"Receiving this recognition from the NHBG is a tremendous honor, which reflects the commitment of our board of directors and associates, and the ongoing collaboration with our business and community partners around the world," said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and chief executive officer, Wyndham Worldwide. "When we launched the Company seven years ago, we established diversity as a pillar of our strategic priorities, creating a culture that seeks and welcomes a variety of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to help drive our successful growth in nearly 100 countries across six continents."

Wyndham Worldwide continues to enrich its workforce diversity and the Company's supplier diversity program, which has experienced an increase in diverse spending every year since 2008. In 2012, the total dollars spent with diverse suppliers increased from $153 million in 2011, to $182 million in 2012, representing a 19 percent increase.

As a global company with operations across six continents, Wyndham Worldwide believes diversity improves its organization as a global hospitality provider, and embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that supports associates of all backgrounds. Wyndham Worldwide offers a variety of diversity and inclusion programs for all associates including leadership training programs, mentoring opportunities and educational support.

Additionally, Wyndham Worldwide sponsors several Associate Business Groups (ABGs), where associates with common interests share ideas and experiences, and promote professional development, engagement, and inclusion throughout the company. Open to all associates, ABGs at Wyndham Worldwide currently include: WYNPride (LGBT), ¡Fuerte! (Hispanic), Spectrum (African American), I-VOW (Veterans), Women on Their Way (Women in the Workplace), Grupo de Jovenes (Generation Y) and AASK (Administrative Assistants).

"Our focus on diversity and inclusion is made possible through our culture of strong values," said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide. "We continue to foster a more inclusive work environment, enhance organizational effectiveness and create positive experiences for our associates, as well as our customers. Our commitment to workplace inclusion is an integral part of how we operate in nearly 100 countries around the world."

Recognized as an industry leader, this honor highlights Wyndham Worldwide's strategy for integrating diversity and inclusion best practices into its operations. Wyndham Worldwide has been recognized by DiversityInc as a Top 50 Company for Diversity, named among the Top 50 Companies by LATINA Style and was recognized by NAFE (National Association for Female Executives) as one of the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women for the past three consecutive years. Additionally, the Company maintains strong partnerships with organizations such as the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, National Society of Hispanic MBAs and National Association of Black, Hispanic, Asian and Women MBAs.

Throughout its history, the NHBG has sought to build lasting partnerships with corporate America and develop opportunities for the Hispanic business community, and strengthen their economic vitality. The annual gala recognizes Hispanic business achievements and corporate partners who make lasting business opportunities possible for members.

About Wyndham Worldwide
One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ) provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,380 franchised hotels and over 631,800 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 106,000 vacation properties in 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of 190 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 915,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,500 associates globally.

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