Chatham Lodging Trust Announces 2012 Distribution Characterization

Chatham Lodging Trust Announces 2012 Distribution Characterization

PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chatham Lodging Trust (NYS: CLDT) , a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on upscale extended-stay hotels and premium-branded select-service hotels, today announced the characterization of dividends declared in 2012 on its common shares for federal income tax reporting purposes.

Type ofDeclarationRecordPaymentCommonOrdinaryReturn of
Regular12/04/1212/31/1201/25/13 0.200 0.106 0.094

No portion of the dividends declared in 2012 represented foreign taxes, capital gains or qualified dividend income. The CUSIP number for Chatham Lodging Trust common shares is 16208T102.

Record holders of Chatham Lodging Trust common shares who received any of the dividends specified in the table above will receive an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-DIV from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., the company's dividend paying agent. The Form 1099-DIV will report the dividends paid with respect to 2012. Shareholders whose shares are held in "street name" will receive an IRS Form 1099 from the bank, brokerage firm, or other nominee holding their shares.

The regular common share dividend declared on December 4, 2012 for shareholders of record as of December 31, 2012, and payable on January 25, 2013, will be reported on shareholders' IRS Form 1099 for the 2012 tax year.

The information in the table above is based on the preliminary results of work on the tax filings of Chatham Lodging Trust and is subject to correction or adjustment when the filings are completed. No material change in these classifications is expected. The tax information above should not be construed as tax advice and is not a substitute for careful tax planning and analysis. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their own tax advisors regarding the specific federal, state, local, foreign and other tax consequences of ownership of Chatham Lodging Trust's common shares and the specific tax treatment of distributions on Chatham Lodging Trust's common shares.

About Chatham Lodging Trust

Chatham Lodging Trust is a self-advised REIT that was organized to invest in upscale extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels. The company currently owns 19 hotels with an aggregate of 2,536 rooms/suites in 11 states and the District of Columbia and holds a minority investment in a joint venture that owns 55 hotels with 7,282 rooms/suites. Additional information about Chatham may be found at

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Chatham Lodging Trust, including those statements regarding acquisitions, capital expenditures, future operating results and the timing and composition of revenues, among others, and statements containing words such as "expects," "believes" or "will," which indicate that those statements are forward-looking.Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance to differ materially from those discussed in such statements.Additional risks are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Chatham Lodging Trust
Dennis Craven
Chief Financial Officer

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