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12/13/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Fourth Quarter 2013 Dividend and Special Dividend
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per common share of beneficial interest and a special dividend of $0.035 per common share of beneficial interest. The combined dividend of $0.24 is payable on January 15, 2014, to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2013. Including the Company’... 
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11/06/13RLJ Lodging Trust Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
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10/24/13RLJ Lodging Trust Sets Dates for Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Call
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE:RLJ), today announced it will report financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, after the markets close on November 6, 2013. The Company will host a conference call on November 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The Company recommends that you dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call. The conference call can be accessed by di... 
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10/09/13RLJ Lodging Trust Expands on the West Coast – Acquires the SpringHill Suites Portland Hillsboro
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it has acquired the 106-room SpringHill Suites Portland Hillsboro (the “Hotel”) for a purchase price of $24.0 million, or approximately $226,000 per key. The purchase price represents a forward capitalization rate of approximately 10.0% on the Hotel’s projected 2014 net operating income. The Company purchased this asset with cash available on... 
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09/13/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Dividend for the Third Quarter 2013
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 13, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per common share of beneficial interest. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2013. Based on the Company’s common stock closing price of $23.50 on September 12, 2013, the annualized dividend represents a 3.5% yield... 
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09/11/13RLJ Lodging Trust Completes $150 Million Secured Financing
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the "Company") (NYSE:RLJ) today announced that it successfully completed a $150 million secured financing with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. The Company used the proceeds from the financing to repay its existing credit facility, which was recently used to temporarily finance a portion of the Company’s $565 million debt refinancing. “This transaction completes our comprehensive $565 milli... 
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09/04/13RLJ Lodging Trust Wins Sixth Renovation Award
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 4, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) selected the Company’s Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District (“the Hotel”) as a winner of its 2013 Renovation Award. This special award is only bestowed to hotels which merit special recognition of successful completion of major modernization and renovation programs. “We are honored to b... 
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09/03/13RLJ Lodging Trust Strengthens Balance Sheet with $565 Million Debt Refinancing
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 3, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the "Company") (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it successfully refinanced approximately $565 million of debt, further strengthening its balance sheet and increasing its liquidity. The Company used proceeds from a new $350 million five-year unsecured term loan (the “New Term Loan”), a $100 million expansion of its seven-year unsecured term loan (the “Seven-Year Term Loan”), and a $115 mill... 
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08/20/13RLJ Lodging Trust Acquires the Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown Historic
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it has acquired the 78-room Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown Historic (the “Hotel”) located in Atlanta, GA. In November 2009, the Company purchased a mortgage loan collateralized by the Hotel for approximately $5.0 million, or approximately $64,000 per key. The Company initiated and successfully acquired the asset through a foreclosure sale aft... 
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08/06/13RLJ Lodging Trust Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
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07/29/13RLJ Lodging Trust Sets Dates for Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ), today announced it will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, after the markets close on August 6, 2013. The Company will host a conference call on August 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The Company recommends that you dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (... 
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07/15/13RLJ Lodging Trust Wins for the Second Consecutive Year “Best Conversion” Award from Hilton Worldwide
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that Hilton Worldwide (“Hilton”) selected the Company’s Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood (“the Hotel”) as a winner of the 2012 “Best Conversion” award for the Hilton Garden Inn brand. “We are honored to be the recipient of Hilton Garden Inn’s Best Conversion award for a second consecutive year,” said Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr.... 
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06/24/13RLJ Lodging Trust Acquires a Value-Add Conversion Opportunity in San Francisco for $29.5 Million
BETHESDA, Md., Jun 24, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) --RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it acquired the 150-room Vantaggio Suites Cosmo (“the Hotel”) in San Francisco, CA for a purchase price of $29.5 million, or approximately $197,000 per key in an off-market transaction. The purchase price per key represents a significant discount to replacement cost given the high barriers-to-entry in San Francisco. The Company purchased this Ho... 
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06/18/13RLJ Lodging Trust Expands into Hawaii: Acquires the Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach for $75.3 Million
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it acquired the long-term leasehold interest in the 399-room Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach (the “Hotel”) for a purchase price of $75.3 million, or approximately $189,000 per key. The purchase price represents a forward capitalization rate of approximately 7.8% based on the Hotel’s projected 2014 net operating income. The Company purcha... 
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06/14/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Dividend for the Second Quarter 2013
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per common share of beneficial interest. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of June 28, 2013. Based on the Company’s common stock closing price of $23.58 on June 13, 2013, the annualized dividend represents a 3.5% yield. ... 
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05/08/13RLJ Lodging Trust Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
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04/26/13RLJ Lodging Trust Sets Dates for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 26, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ), today announced it will report financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, after the markets close on May 8, 2013. The Company will host a conference call on May 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The Company recommends that you dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 7... 
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04/15/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Promotion of Leslie D. Hale to Executive Vice President
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the appointment of Leslie D. Hale to Executive Vice President. Ms. Hale will serve in a dual role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She will continue to oversee all financial matters, investor relations, and the execution of all transactions. In her new role, her responsibilities will be expanded to include additional inves... 
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03/25/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares and Subsequent Closing of Public Offering of Common Shares
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 25, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the completion of its underwritten public offering of 15,870,000 common shares of beneficial interest at a public offering price of $21.60 per share. The total shares sold include 2,070,000 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional common shares. Net proceeds from the public offering after deduct... 
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03/20/13RLJ Lodging Trust Acquires Two Premium-Branded Hotels and One Planned Hotel Conversion in Downtown Houston for $79.5 Million
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 20, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it acquired the historic Humble Oil Building complex in downtown Houston, for a purchase price of $79.5 million, or approximately $151,000 per key based on a combined forward room count of 528 keys. The Humble Oil Building is a three-tower complex that occupies an entire city block in downtown Houston. The complex consists of an ... 
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03/20/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Pricing of Upsized Public Offering of 13.8 Million Common Shares
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 20, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced it has priced an underwritten public offering of 13,800,000 common shares of beneficial interest at a public offering price of $21.60 per share, for net proceeds of approximately $284.8 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering costs. The offering was upsized from an original amount of 11,500,000 shares t... 
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03/19/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Public Offering of Common Shares
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 11,500,000 common shares of beneficial interest. The Company intends to grant the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,725,000 common shares. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund potential acquisitio... 
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03/15/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Dividend for the First Quarter 2013
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per common share of beneficial interest. The dividend is payable on April 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of March 28, 2013. Based on the Company’s common stock closing price of $22.11 on March 14, 2013, the annualized dividend represents a 3.7% yield. ... 
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03/06/13CORRECTING and REPLACING RLJ Lodging Trust Sets Key Dates for 2013 Annual Shareholder Meeting
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2013-- Third graph, first sentence of release dated March 5, 2013, record date should read: March 18, 2013 (sted March 13, 2013). The corrected release reads: RLJ LODGING TRUST SETS KEY DATES FOR 2013 ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it will host its Annual Shareholder Meeting. The time and venue of the 2013 Annu... 
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03/05/13RLJ Lodging Trust Sets Key Dates for 2013 Annual Shareholder Meeting
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it will host its Annual Shareholder Meeting. The time and venue of the 2013 Annual Shareholder Meeting are as follows:       Date: ... 
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02/27/13RLJ Lodging Trust Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results
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02/22/13RLJ Lodging Trust Sets Dates for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ), today announced it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012, after the markets close on February 27, 2013. The Company will host a conference call on February 28, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The Company recommends that you dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call. The conferenc... 
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01/30/13RLJ Lodging Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Income Tax Information
BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2013-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the 2012 tax classification of the dividend distributions made to the Company’s holders of its common shares of beneficial interest. The income tax classification as expected to be reported on Form 1099-DIV for the Company’s common shares, CUSIP number 74965L101, is as follows: ... 
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