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Hilton introduces future board for Hilton Grand Vacations

HiltonHilton prepares to separate into three independent companies at or around year end, and it introduced the prospective members of the board of directors of Hilton Grand Vacations ("HGV").

Following completion of the spinoffs, Hilton will continue to be led by the current president and chief executive officer, Christopher J. Nassetta.

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Mark Wang, Executive Vice President of Hilton and President, Hilton Grand Vacations since March 2008, will serve as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of HGV.

HGV's Board of Directors is expected to include the following individuals.

Brenda J. Bacon

Ms. Bacon is the president and CEO of Brandywine Senior Living, and was president and CEO of Brandywine Senior Care, the predecessor company she co-founded in 1996.

Earlier in her career, she served as chief of management and planning under New Jersey Governor James Florio.

Ms. Bacon currently serves on the Board of FTI Consulting. She is also a member of the Board of Argentum (formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America) and of Rowan University.

Kenneth A. Caplan

Mr. Caplan is a senior managing director and the global chief investment officer of Blackstone's Real Estate Group, a division of The Blackstone Group, a multinational private equity, investment banking, alternative asset management and financial services corporation.

Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Caplan has been involved in over $100 billion of real estate acquisitions and initiatives in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Caplan was a member of Lazard Frères & Co.'s real estate banking group.

David W. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is president and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, overseeing the management of more than 450 hotels as well as a resort and luxury division of hotels including the proprietary Jewel Resorts.

Earlier, Mr. Johnson completed 17 years at Wyndham International, serving as president of Wyndham Hotels among other senior-level operations, sales and marketing positions.

Mr. Johnson previously served on the Board of Strategic Hotels and of Gaylord Entertainment.

Mark Lazarus

As chairman of NBC Sports Group, Mr. Lazarus oversees a multi-platform portfolio of assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital.

He manages partnerships with many prestigious sports properties, including the International Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL and PGA TOUR, among many others.

Mr. Lazarus currently serves on the Board of Compass Diversified Holdings.

Pamela Patsley

Ms. Patsley was appointed executive chairman of MoneyGram International in January 2016, after serving as chairman and CEO of MoneyGram from 2009 to 2015.

She previously held leadership positions at KPMG, First USA, Paymentech, First Data Corporation and Advent International.

In addition to her Board position with MoneyGram International, she also serves on the Board of Texas Instruments and of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.

Ms. Patsley is expected to serve as the chair of HGV's Audit Committee.

Leonard A. Potter

Leonard Potter is president and chief investment officer of Wildcat Capital Management, a private investment advisory firm.

Mr. Potter has held positions at Salt Creek Hospitality, Soros Private Equity and Alpine Consolidated and Capstone Partners.

Earlier in his career, he was an attorney specializing in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Mr. Potter currently serves on the Boards of Solar Capital, Solar Senior Capital, and GSV Capital.

Mr. Potter is expected to serve as the chair of HGV's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and will be named as Chairman of the Board.

Paul W. Whetsell

Mr. Whetsell is President and CEO of CapStar Hotel Company, a hotel ownership and investment firm overseeing the acquisition, development, and management of over 300 hotels.

He founded the original CapStar Hotel Company in 1987 and oversaw the merger with American General Hospitality creating MeriStar Hospitality, the nation's third-largest real estate investment trust, and MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, the nation's largest independent management company.

Earlier, he served as President and CEO of Loews Hotels & Resorts, where he currently serves as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Whetsell is expected to serve as the chair of HGV's Compensation Committee.

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