Marriott International Files Registration Statement for Resale Of $470 Million of Previously Issued Liquid Yield Option Notes Due 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc.
(NYSE: MAR) has filed a Registration Statement (File No. 333-66406) registering the resale of $470 million of its Liquid Yield Option Notes due 2021 (Zero Coupon — Senior) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
Commission) on December 11, 2001, and the registration statement was declared effective by the Commission on December 12, 2001. Marriott International sold the Liquid Yield Option Notes in a private placement on May 8, 2001 and will not receive proceeds from any resales.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with nearly 2,400 operating units in the United States and 63 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its ExecuStay by Marriott division; and operates conference centers. Other Marriott businesses include senior living communities and services, and wholesale food distribution. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 152,000 employees. In fiscal year 2000, Marriott International reported systemwide sales of $19.8 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at http://www.marriott.com .