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RLJ Lodging Trust Announces 2018 Dividend Income Tax Information

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2019-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the 2018 tax classification of the dividend distributions made to the Company’s holders of its common shares of beneficial interest and Series A Preferred Shares.

The income tax classification as expected to be reported on Form 1099-DIV is as follows:

Common Stock (CUSIP # 74965L101):

                           

Record
Date

   

Payment
Date

   

Total
Distribution
Per Share

   

Total
Distribution
Allocable to
2018

   

Ordinary
Non-
Qualifying
Dividend

   

Ordinary
Qualifying
Dividend

   

Capital
Gains
Dividend

   

Eligible
Sec.199A
Dividend

 
12/29/2017 1/12/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
3/29/2018 4/13/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
6/29/2018 7/13/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
9/28/2018 10/15/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
12/31/2018     1/15/2019     $0.3300     $0.1541     $0.0926     $0.0093     $0.0522     $0.0926
Total $1.6500 $1.4741 $0.8850 $0.0893 $0.4998 $0.8850
Percent 100% 60% 6% 34% 60%
 

Series A Preferred Stock (CUSIP # 74965L200):

                           

Record
Date

   

Payment
Date

   

Total
Distribution
Per Share

   

Total
Distribution
Allocable to
2018

   

Ordinary
Non-
Qualifying
Dividend

   

Ordinary
Qualifying
Dividend

   

Capital
Gains
Dividend

   

Eligible
Sec.199A
Dividend

12/29/2017 1/31/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
3/29/2018 4/30/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
6/29/2018 7/31/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
9/28/2018 10/31/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
12/31/2018     1/31/2019     $0.4875     $0.4875     $0.2926     $0.0296     $0.1653     $0.2926
Total $2.4375 $2.4375 $1.4630 $0.1480 $0.8265 $1.4630
Percent 100% 60% 6% 34% 60%
 

The information presented above is based on preliminary results and is subject to correction or adjustment when the Company’s filings are completed. The tax information provided should not be construed as tax advice. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors regarding their specific tax treatment.

About Us

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns primarily premium-branded, high-margin, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. The Company’s portfolio consists of 150 hotels with approximately 28,600 rooms located in 25 states and the District of Columbia and an ownership interest in one unconsolidated hotel with 171 rooms.

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Source: RLJ Lodging Trust

Sean Mahoney
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(301) 280-7774