Wyndham Worldwide Named to Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies List

March 05, 2009 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, New Jersey — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) has again been listed as one of FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired Companies for 2009.

Wyndham Worldwide ranked second on the Most Admired list in the hotels, casinos and resorts category, and joins 15 other New Jersey-based companies who were also named Most Admired in other categories, including Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Financial, Merck and Honeywell International. "Wyndham Worldwide is honored to join such world renowned and global leaders on the Most Admired list," said Stephen P. Holmes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As a company, we look forward to celebrating many more of these accomplishments as we continue to drive success through exceptional customer service and strong operational and financial performance."

To produce the listings, 15,000 top executives, directors and analysts were asked to rate all FORTUNE 1,000 companies in their own industry on eight criteria. A company's score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to appear in the listing and only the best are listed as a Most Admired Company. The full list of companies will appear in this week's edition of FORTUNE.

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business–to–business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world–renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses more than 7,040 franchised hotels and approximately 592,900 hotel rooms worldwide. Group RCI offers its nearly 3.7 million members access to more than 73,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 150 vacation ownership resorts serving over 830,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 27,000 employees globally.

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