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Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Brad Hall as Chief Financial Officer

February 06, 2017

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today announces the appointment of Brad Hall as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Reporting to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO, Hall will be based in Minneapolis.

Immediately prior to his appointment, Brad was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, at Carlson. Brad joined Carlson in 1998, and prior to assuming the Chief Financial Officer role in 2012, he was responsible for the Company’s treasury, strategic planning, investment analysis and risk management activities. In Brad’s tenure at Carlson, he directly led and advised on strategic and financial transactions totaling more than US$9 billion, and oversaw the share purchases that secured Carlson Hotel’s majority interest in the Rezidor Hotel Group.

Martine Gerow, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carlson Wagonlit since September 2014, will leave the company on 13 February 2017.

Commenting on developments, Kurt Ekert said:

“I am delighted to welcome Brad to the team and look forward to working with him. His expertise and skills will be invaluable as we continue our digital transformation. On behalf of all of my colleagues globally, I thank Martine for her significant contributions to CWT.”

About Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected. We provide their travelers with a consumer-grade travel experience, combining innovative technology with our vast experience. Every day we look after enough travelers to fill almost 200 Boeing 747s and around 100,000 hotel rooms, and handle 95 corporate events. We have more than 18,000 people in nearly 150 countries, and in 2016 posted a total transaction volume of US$ 23 billion.

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