Priceline Group Announces CEO To Take On Additional Responsibilities

       Priceline Group Announces CEO To Take On Additional

PR Newswire

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 8, 2013

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Priceline Group (Nasdaq:
PCLN) announced today that Darren Huston, CEO of, has been
promoted to take on additional responsibility in the management of the
Priceline Group's international brands,, Agoda and From his position leading, his new
responsibilities will include oversight of inter-brand relations, including
sharing of technology, best practices, customers and supply, coordination of
relationships with key affiliates and suppliers, where necessary, and
development of strategy relating to geographic expansion and competition among

The Group's international brands will continue to operate independently under
the direction of their respective leadership teams and Mr. Huston's new role
will be a complement to the strategic oversight of Priceline's Group
Management Board.

"Darren has done a great job since taking over the CEO role at a
little more than a year ago," said Jeffery H. Boyd, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of "Darren and his team at
delivered impressive results in 2012, despite a difficult economy in Europe,
and he will add real value in working more deeply with our other international

About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel
reservations, with over 270,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is
composed of four primary brands -,, and - and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides
online travel services in over 180 countries in Europe, North America, South
America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world,
offering over 260,000 hotels (as of January 1, 2013), and is available in 41
languages. More recent hotel counts are available on the website. gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline
tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition
to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the
lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals^SM, where
travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding. is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available
in 38 languages. is a multinational car hire service, offering
its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is provided
in 40 languages.


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