Annual report and summary financial statements 2006 

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Shareholder profiles and forward-looking statements

Shareholder profile as at 31 December 2006 by type

  Number of shareholders Percentage of total shareholders Ordinary
Percentage of issued share capital
Category of holdings        
Private individuals 63,603 93.25 24,660,398 6.92
Nominee companies 3,979 5.84 319,528,768 89.74
Limited and public limited companies 387 0.58 4,389,904 1.23
Other corporate bodies 222 0.33 3,716,939 1.04
Pension funds, insurance companies and banks 17 0.00 3,820,040 1.07
Total 68,208 100  356,116,049 100

Shareholder profile as at 31 December 2006 by size

  Number of shareholders Percentage of total share holders Ordinary shares Percentage of issued share capital
Range of holdings        
1 – 199 38,790 56.87 2,617,445 0.73
200 – 499 14,620 21.43 4,728,867 1.33
500 – 999 7,767 11.39 5,457,123 1.53
1,000 – 4,999 5,891 8.64 10,874,513 3.05
5,000 – 9,999 361 0.53 2,464,002 0.69
10,000 – 49,999 375 0.55 8,361,792 2.35
50,000 – 99,999 98 0.14 7,039,036 1.98
100,000 – 499,999 192 0.28 44,941,630 12.62
500,000 – 999,999 56 0.08 40,440,812 11.36
1,000,000 – highest 58 0.09 229,190,829 64.36
Total 68,208 100 356,116,049 100

Shareholder profile as at 31 December 2006 by geographical location

  Percentage of issued share capital1

1 The geographical distribution presented is based on an analysis of shareholdings of 150,000 or above where geographical ownership is known. These holdings account for 82.19% of total issued share capital.

England & Wales 58.28
Scotland 8.66
Rest of Europe 8.91
USA (including ADRs) 20.95
Japan 0.89
Rest of World 2.31
Total 100

Forward-looking statements

Both the Annual Report and Financial Statements 2006 and the Annual Review and Summary Financial Statement 2006 contain certain forward-looking statements as defined under US legislation (Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of InterContinental Hotels Group and certain plans and objectives of the Board of Directors of InterContinental Hotels Group with respect thereto. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements made in the Chairman’s Statement and the Chief Executive’s Review. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often use words such as ‘anticipate’, ‘target’, ‘expect’, ‘estimate’, ‘intend’, ‘plan’, ‘goal’, ‘believe’, or other words of similar meaning. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by InterContinental Hotels Group’s management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate.

By their nature, forward-looking statements are inherently predictive, speculative and involve risk and uncertainty. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: the risks involved with the Group’s reliance on the reputation of its brands and protection of its intellectual property rights; the risks relating to identifying, securing and retaining management and franchise agreements; the effect of political and economic developments; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; events that adversely impact domestic or international travel, including terrorist incidents and epidemics such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); the risks involved in the Group’s reliance upon its proprietary reservation system and increased competition from third-party intermediaries who provide reservation infrastructure; the risks involved with the Group’s reliance on technologies and systems; the future balance between supply and demand for the Group’s hotels; the lack of selected development opportunities; the risk of litigation; the risks associated with the Group’s ability to maintain adequate insurance; the Group’s ability to borrow and satisfy debt covenants; compliance with data privacy regulations; and the risks associated with funding the defined benefits under its pension plans.

The main factors that could affect the business and financial results are described in the Operating and Financial Review of the Annual Report and Financial Statements 2006 and also in any Annual Report of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC on Form 20-F for 2006 and for any subsequent year.

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