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Andrew Skobe Appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carlson Hotels, Inc.

May 11, 2017

Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Carlson Hotels, Inc. today announced it has named Andrew Skobe Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Skobe is based in Minneapolis and reports to John Kidd, newly appointed CEO of Carlson Hotels. In his new role, Skobe will be responsible for Carlson Hotels finance, accounting, tax, insurance, and treasury functions, as well as directing strategic investments and strategic sourcing for the company.

Skobe brings a broad range of global financial experience across several industries. Previously, he served as EVP and CFO of Croscill Home, a portfolio of private-equity-owned companies, where he led a wide variety of global functions in addition to his finance responsibilities. Prior to that, he worked as the CFO of Westpoint Home, a portfolio company of Icahn Enterprises. Skobe also has extensive experience in treasury, banking, investor relations, risk and insurance, and internal audit.

"We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to Carlson Hotels, his breadth of experience across a variety of sectors crucial in the financial performance of our company will be a great asset to our newly restructured Carlson Hotels leadership team," said Kidd.

Skobe received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University. Andrew is a proud board member of the NY Common Pantry, which is New York City's largest community-based food pantry, focused on providing culturally appropriate and nutritiously balanced food to families in need. He also serves on the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association board.

About Carlson Hotels, Inc. The Carlson Hotels portfolio is comprised of a powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza; Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and Club Carlson , its global hotel rewards program. Together with The Rezidor Hotel Group, it's master franchisor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the group includes over 1,440 hotels in operation and under development with more than 230,000 rooms and goes to market as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Over 95,000 people are employed in Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group hotel systems worldwide. Carlson Hotels is headquartered in Minneapolis and Singapore and The Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Brussels.

About Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Radisson Hotel Group Americas represents Radisson Hotels brands in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America. Combined with Radisson Hotel Group, representing Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group Americas is one of the world's largest hotel companies with nine distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. 

The Radisson Hotel Group Americas portfolio of brands includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Radisson Inn & Suites, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, brought together under the overarching Radisson Hotels Americas name. 

Radisson Hotel Group Americas takes pride in its Every Moment Matters brand promise to always provide guests with exceptional experiences. In addition, the Radisson Rewards Americas loyalty program delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments and outstanding loyalty benefits for guests, meeting planners, travel agents, and business partners. 

Radisson Meetings Americas treats every meeting or event as more than just a date on the calendar with three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics of the signature Yes I Can! service spirit and being uniquely 100% carbon neutral.  

More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Radisson Hotel Group, and the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.

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