May 19th, 2017

Approval of the implementation of the separation of HotelInvest into a stand-alone legal entity

At a meeting held 18 May 2017, the Board of Directors approved the implementation of the internal reorganization to separate its HotelInvest activity (the “Booster perimeter”) under the AccorInvest group, which will operate 960 hotels and have approximately 40 000 employees across 26 countries.

The Board of Directors authorized the signing of a business segment contribution agreement between the Accor and AccorInvest entities.
The Board of Directors agreed the convocation of a special meeting of shareholders to be held on 30 June 2017, to approve the contribution agreement and the corresponding contribution, as well as meetings of applicable bondholders, in accordance with law and regulations.
Applicable reports and other documents will be made available to shareholders and bondholders in accordance with law.


AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel; the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, the world leader in concierge services.
With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.
AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (ISIN: FR0000120404) and traded in the United States on the OTC market (Code: ACRFY)
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