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IHG Announces Global Partnership with Alipay

24 August, 2016 IHG Announces Global Partnership with Alipay IHG becomes the first global hotel company to commit to offering Alipay via its online and mobile channels as well as across all hotels globally WEDNESDAY 24 th AUGUST 2016, LONDON IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world s leading hotel companies, today announces that it has signed a global partnership with Alipay, China s leading third-party online payment solutions company.

It makes IHG the first global hotel company to give Chinese guests the ability to pay via Alipay through all of IHG s online and mobile channels, as well as across its full estate of hotels globally.

The new partnership, which has been agreed with Alipay s parent company Ant Financial, will initially apply to IHG s existing estate of more than 270 hotels in Greater China, as well as a number of hotels around the world that participate in IHG s China Ready Programme, which offers a range of tailored services to Chinese travellers.

Holiday Inn Express® Brand Gets Football Fans Game Ready with Latest Pancake Selfie Express Tour

18 August, 2016 Holiday Inn Express Brand Gets Football Fans Game Ready with Latest Pancake Selfie Express Tour Hotel Brand Brings Pancake Selfies, Breakfast until Noon and Late Check-out to Smart Travelers as the Proud Hotel Sponsor of the SEC ATLANTA Fall football, pancakes, selfies: The Holiday Inn Express 1 brand and its clever Creative Director, actor/comedian Rob Riggle, know that these are a few of guests favorite things.

InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG 2 ), one of the world s leading hotel companies, is hitting the road again this month with the latest Pancake Selfie Express mobile breakfast tour to allow fans in the Big Apple, the nation s capital and beyond to experience the simple genius of a laser-printed selfie on a pancake.

During its multi-state tour, the high tech food truck, part of the brand s latest Stay Smart campaign, will travel to select Southeastern Conference (SEC) football games this fall to celebrate game day.

IHG® Launches Holiday Inn Express® Brand in Paraguay

17 August, 2016 IHG Launches Holiday Inn Express Brand in Paraguay New hotel will further expand IHG s presence in Latin America MIAMI InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG 1 ), one of the world s leading global hotel companies, announces the signing of the Holiday Inn Express Asuncion Aviadores hotel, the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Paraguay.

The new-build 120-room hotel will be centrally located in Paraguay s capital city of Asuncion, and joins IHG s Crowne Plaza Asuncion 2 hotel, already open in Paraguay.

Jorge Apaez, Chief Operating Officer, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG said : IHG is pleased to introduce the Holiday Inn Express brand to Paraguay with the signing of this new property in Asuncion

IHG Expands Growing Hotel Portfolio in Poland with the signing of Holiday Inn® Gdansk City Centre

17 August, 2016 IHG Expands Growing Hotel Portfolio in Poland with the signing of Holiday Inn Gdansk City Centre InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG ) 1 , one of the world s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce the signing of Holiday Inn Gdansk City Centre – reinforcing the company s growing position in the Polish market.

The property will operate under a management agreement with real estate developers UBM Development AG and is set to open in 2019.

2016 Interim Results Announcement

2 August, 2016 2016 Interim Results Announcement A good performance driven by proven strategy for high quality growth Financial summary 1 Reported Underlying 2 2016 2015 %Change 2016 2015 %Change Revenue $838m $915m (8)% $771m $736m 5% Fee revenue 3 $673m $656m 3% $687m $656m 5% Operating profit $344m $337m 2% $345m $313m 10% Adjusted EPS 89.0 87.2 2% 89.4 80.3 11% Basic EPS 4 87.7 156.2 (44)% – – – Interim dividend per share 30.0 27.5 9% – – – Net debt $1,829m $1,710m 7% – – – 1 All figures before exceptional items unless otherwise noted.

2 Excluding owned asset disposals, managed leases and significant liquidated damages; at constant H1 2015 exchange rates (CER).

Underlying adjusted EPS based on underlying EBIT, effective tax rate, and reported interest at actual exchange rates.