Rockpoint and Highgate acquires the Royalton New York hotel for $55 mln

Rockpoint Group and Highgate have acquired the Royalton New York hotel from FelCor. The price of the transaction was $55 million.

PRESS RELEASE

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it has sold its 168-room Royalton New York hotel to a joint venture between Rockpoint Group and Highgate for gross proceeds of $55 million. FelCor will use net proceeds to repay borrowings under its line of credit.

About FelCor
FelCor, a real estate investment trust, owns a diversified portfolio of primarily upper-upscale hotels that are located in major urban and resort markets throughout the U.S. FelCor partners with top hotel companies that operate its properties under globally renowned names and as premier independent hotels. Additional information can be found on the company’s website at www.felcor.com.

Additional Information about the Proposed Mergers and Where to Find It
This communication may relate to the proposed transaction pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 23, 2017, by and among RLJ, FelCor and the other entities party thereto.

In connection with the proposed merger, RLJ has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 (which registration statement has been declared effective) that includes a joint proxy statement of RLJ and FelCor that also constitutes a prospectus of RLJ. RLJ and FelCor also plan to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents (if and when they become available) filed by RLJ and FelCor with the SEC at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by RLJ with the SEC will be available free of charge on RLJ’s website at www.rljlodgingtrust.com or by emailing RLJ Investor Relations at ir@rljlodgingtrust.com or at 301-280-7774. Copies of the documents filed by FelCor with the SEC will be available free of charge on FelCor’s website at www.felcor.com or by contacting FelCor Investor Relations at asalami@felcor.com or at 972-444-4967.

This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Participants in the Solicitation
RLJ and FelCor and their respective trustees, directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed merger. You can find information about RLJ’s executive officers and Trustees in RLJ’s definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 28, 2017 in connection with its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders and in Form 4s of RLJ’s trustees and executive officers filed with the SEC. You can find information about FelCor’s executive officers and directors in Amendment No. 1 to FelCor’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on April 28, 2017 and in Form 4s of FelCor’s directors and executive officers filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed with the SEC if and when they become available. You may obtain free copies of these documents from RLJ or FelCor using the sources indicated above.