October 1, 2008 - Hubert Joly, Chief Executive Officer and President of Carlson Companies, Inc., an indirect shareholder of Rezidor Hotel Group AB (REZT), listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange (Stockholm), today announced that Carlson intends to acquire, dependent upon market conditions, additional shares of Rezidor. This gives rise to the need for European Commission clearance. As a result, Carlson has filed a notification with the Commission pursuant to council regulation (EC) NO. 139/2004.