SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 9, 2019
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland||20817|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (301) 380-3000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value||MAR|| |
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Chicago Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
|Emerging growth company ☐|
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
Marriott International, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release on July 9, 2019 addressing a notification by the Information Commissioners Office in the United Kingdom related to the Starwood reservation database security incident announced by the Company on November 30, 2018.
A copy of the Companys press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference.
The information in this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is furnished with this report:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: July 9, 2019||MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|Rena Hozore Reiss|
|Executive Vice President and General Counsel|
Marriott International Update on Starwood Reservation Database Security Incident
BETHESDA, MD, July 9, 2019 Marriott International announced that the UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has communicated its intent to issue a fine in the amount of £99,200,396 against the company in relation to the Starwood guest reservation database incident that Marriott announced on November 30, 2018. Marriott has the right to respond before any final determination is made and a fine can be issued by the ICO. The company intends to respond and vigorously defend its position.
Marriott Internationals President and CEO, Arne Sorenson, said: We are disappointed with this notice of intent from the ICO, which we will contest. Marriott has been cooperating with the ICO throughout its investigation into the incident, which involved a criminal attack against the Starwood guest reservation database.
We deeply regret this incident happened. We take the privacy and security of guest information very seriously and continue to work hard to meet the standard of excellence that our guests expect from Marriott.
The Starwood guest reservation database that was attacked is no longer used for business operations.
For more information about the Starwood guest reservation database incident, please visit https://info.starwoodhotels.com/
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 131 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.