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Hilton and Swisscom Eurospot Sign Partnership Extension Agreement

30 June 2005

The Hilton Group and Swisscom Eurospot announce that they extend the provisioning of high-speed Internet access & conference services to Hilton guests in Continental and Eastern Europe. This agreement reinforces Swisscom Eurospot"s leadership within the European hospitality industry and consolidates its position in Continental Europe. It provides an inroad to the East-European and African markets.

Swisscom Eurospot is experiencing a strong momentum due to this partnership as it allows the company to enter a new stage in its growth: The renewed relationship with the Hilton Group strengthens Swisscom Eurospot's market position in Continental Europe and enables the hospitality-focused IT Provider to enter and develop new geographical markets, particularly in Eastern Europe: the coming months will see Swisscom Eurospot bring its connectivity services to some selected Hilton properties in Croatia and Turkey.

Over  the next 3 months, the connectivity offering available at the Hilton Hotels which had partnered with Swisscom Eurospot before signing the agreement will be extended to include:

- High-speed Internet access in 11'000 guestrooms

- Customized meeting and conference services; with solutions ranging from single-user high-speed Internet access to fully comprehensive solutions providing access for several thousands of conference attendees

- Self-service workstations with high-speed connectivity and printing facilities for business travelers without laptops

Angela German, Vice President Information Technology Europe & Africa at Hilton International says: "Guest satisfaction deriving from the key benefits of the Swisscom Eurospot offering, which are security, reliability and flexibility, has convinced us that Swisscom Eurospot is the ideal IT partner for all our properties across Europe". "Based on this positive experience", Angela German continues, "we are really pleased to extend our partnership to become pan-European and to also cover Eastern Europe and Africa".

Fred Gastaldo, CEO of Swisscom Eurospot adds: "This agreement with Hilton is reinforces our leadership within the hospitality industry substantially. We are committed to helping the Hilton Group having a state of the art technology offering for business travelers who are now demanding high-speed Internet access when they are away from their offices.

Geneva, June 30, 2005


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern