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  • September 17, 2012 Aloha Outrigger ohana, I am pleased to join Human Resources in announcing the appointment of Christopher Berger as General Manager of the Outrigger Phuket Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand. As you will remember, Outrigger announced in July that we had entered into an agreement to acquire the 254-key resort in Laguna Phuket, Asias leading luxury integrated destination resort. Chris, who is the current hotel General Manager, is being retained and will oversee major renovations of the beachfront property, which is scheduled to reopen and welcome its first guests on April 1, 2013. Chris, who hails from Germany, is well acquainted with our new hotel in Phuket having served as its General Manager since 2007 overseeing the propertys operations, financial performance and sales and marketing. He was also Executive Assistant Manager at the hotel between 2002 and 2004 before taking senior managerial roles at five-star hotels in Bangkok and Dubai. Chriss extensive operational experience will be a major asset to Outrigger as we create a modern beach holiday experience that delivers the essence of a great Phuket holiday. The Outrigger Phuket Beach Resort will be the second Outrigger property in Laguna Phuket, joining the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas, which we have managed since August 2009. When it reopens, the new Outrigger Phuket Beach Resort will include a spa, tennis courts, meeting and conference rooms, extensive water features and slides, a resort pool, a fully equipped gym, and a kids club. The resort, which is conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, Patong Beach, and Phuket town, will be the only property in the Laguna destination resort to have a dedicated club lounge for travelers looking for additional personal service and privacy. Welcome to the Outrigger ohana, Chris. We all look forward to working with you to make the Outrigger Phuket Beach Resort a great long-term success. Darren Edmonstone Managing Director, Asia-Pacific