NH Hotel Group to propose the appointment of Taisa Markus as independent director in the upcoming shareholders meeting

 

MADRID, 28 APRIL 2016 - The Board of Directors of NH Hotel Group, at the recommendation of its Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee, resolved at a meeting to submit the appointment of Taisa Markus as independent director for shareholder approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

 

This addition, which will re-establish the number of board members at thirteen, reinforces the Company's commitment to transparency and best corporate governance practices by giving its stakeholders more balanced representation on its highest governing body. Taisa Markus brings deep knowledge of matters of great relevance to NH Hotel Group given her extensive track record advising enterprises in the international arena.

 

Taisa Markus, currently a partner of the prestigious US law firm Paul Hastings, boasts more than 30 years providing leading multinationals with corporate advisory services in a numerous countries in Europe and Latin America. Her work has been recognised with many renowned awards in the legal field. Before joining Paul Hastings, Taisa built her career as partner and legal advisor at top US law firms. Taisa is highly skilled at adapting to doing business in different multicultural environments, thanks to her extensive international experience and the fact that she speaks six languages fluently.

 

The Board's decision to hire Taisa will be submitted to the Company's shareholders for approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

 

Spencer Stuart, a world-leading director search firm, advised NH Hotel Group on the search for this candidate.

 

About NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group (www.nh-hotels.com) occupies third place in the European business hotels rankings. The company operates around 400 hotels with nearly 60,000 rooms in 30 countries in Europe, America and Africa and in destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Mexico FD, Milan, Munich, New York, Rome and Vienna.

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NH Hotel Group is beursgenoteerd in Spanje met bijna 400 hotels in 30 landen in Europa, Afrika en Noord- en Zuid-Amerika. Onder de NH Hotel Group vallen de 3- en 4-sterren urban NH Hotels, de NH Collection flagship hotels, de nhow designhotels en de Hesperia vakantieresorts. Wereldwijd staan meer dan 20.000 medewerkers dag en nacht klaar om de beste service tegen de beste prijs te leveren voor de jaarlijks ruim 16 miljoen gasten. De hotels van NH Hotel Group zijn bekroond met de Zoover Award voor Beste Hotelketen 2014, 2015 en 2016. Kijk voor meer informatie op www.nh-hotels.com en www.nh-collection.com.

About NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group is listed on the IBEX 35 stock exchange of Madrid and has nearly 400 hotels in 30 countries in Europe, Africa and North- and South-America. The portfolio of the NH Hotel Group includes the 3- and 4- star urban NH Hotels, the NH Collection flagship hotels, the nhow designhotels and the Hesperia holiday resorts. Worldwide more than 20.000 employees work day and night to deliver the best service for the best price to the 16 million guests the hotel chain welcomes yearly. The hotels of NH Hotel Group have been rewarded with the Zoover Award for Best Hotel Chain of 2014, 2015 and 2016. For more information, visit www.nh-hotels.com and www.nh-collection.com.

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