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ARNE SORENSON TO JOIN MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL AS VICE PRESIDENT AND ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced that Arne M. Sorenson will join the company as vice president and associate general counsel, effective April 2, 1996. Mr. Sorenson will be responsible for the company's litigation and intellectual property matters.

Mr. Sorenson currently is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. He was lead trial counsel for the former Marriott Corporation in lawsuits filed by a group of Marriott bondholders and a group of preferred stockholders in response to the company's 1992 announcement to divide Marriott Corporation into two separate companies -- Marriott International, Inc. and Host Marriott Corporation.

Mr. Sorenson also has served as lead trial counsel in several recent high profile trials. He was lead litigation counsel for five dissident directors of Dominion Resources, Inc., the parent company of Virginia Electric Power Company, when the board of directors was split by a dispute between the presidents of Dominion and Virginia Power. Since late 1994, Mr. Sorenson also served as lead trial counsel for Ronald Haft in his disputes with his father, Herbert Haft.

A third generation graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Mr. Sorenson received a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. In 1983, he served as clerk with Judge Ellsworth Van Graafeiland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.

Mr. Sorenson joined Latham & Watkins as an associate attorney in 1984, and was made a partner in the firm in 1990. He has been chairperson of the firm's business development committee since 1994.

Mr. Sorenson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Minnesota.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Mr. Sorenson lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife, Ruth, and four children.
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