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Starwood Increases Share Repurchase Authorization by $500 Million

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Starwood Increases Share Repurchase Authorization by $500 Million16:05 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013 STAMFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that the Company's share repurchase authorization has increased by an additional $500 million. As of February 13, 2013, the total amount available under the authorization is approximately $680 million. About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com. StarwoodInvestors:Stephen Pettibone, 203-351-3500orMedia:KC Kavanagh, 866-478-2777