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February 16, 2001  ROOM  NASDAQ Small Caps

Hotel Reservations Network Completes Acquisition of

DALLAS, Feb. 16, 2001 /PRNewswire/
Hotel Reservations Network, Inc. (HRN) (Nasdaq: ROOM) today completed its previously announced merger with Inc. (Nasdaq: TNOW). TravelNow is now a wholly owned subsidiary of HRN.

HRN last week announced the successful completion of a tender offer, with TravelNow stockholders tendering 9,585,965 shares of TravelNow common stock, which represented approximately 87.45% of TravelNow common stock on a fully-diluted basis. Upon completion of the tender offer, HRN owned approximately 97.33% of the outstanding shares of TravelNow on a fully-diluted basis. The net cost of the acquisition was approximately $47.4 million.

In the merger, non-tendering holders of TravelNow common stock will receive the same $4.16 per share in cash as paid to tendering holders in the tender offer. Instructions regarding the payment of the merger price will be mailed to all former TravelNow common stockholders.

About Hotel Reservations Network

Hotel Reservations Network, Inc. is the Internet's #1 provider of discount hotel accommodations and supplier of room availability during sold out periods. In addition, HRN provides travelers with access to vacation rentals, including vacation timeshare properties, condominiums and other managed vacation properties. HRN supplies travelers with an easy-to-use, one-stop source for the guaranteed lowest hotel rates and vacation rentals through its Websites, over 4,200 affiliate Websites, and HRN's 24x7 toll-free call center (1-800-96-HOTEL). HRN provides hotel accommodations at over 2,600 hotels in more than 103 major markets in North America, the Caribbean, Western Europe and Asia and vacation rentals at approximately 113 properties in 17 markets in North America and the Caribbean. Located in Dallas, Texas, HRN is a majority-owned subsidiary of USA Networks, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: USAI) Information and Services Unit. SOURCE Hotel Reservations Network, Inc.



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