RLJ Lodging Trust Sets Key Dates for 2012 Annual Shareholder Meeting

March 5, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2012-- RLJ Lodging Trust (the "Company") (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it will host its first Annual Shareholder Meeting.

The time and venue of the 2012 Annual Shareholder Meeting are as follows:

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012

8:30 a.m. Eastern Time

Venue: Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave)
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

The record date for determining those shareholders entitled to vote at the 2012 Annual Shareholder Meeting will be the close of business on March 13, 2012. The Company also set March 20, 2012, at the close of business as the deadline for shareholders to submit trustee nominations or shareholder proposals for presentation before the 2012 Annual Shareholder Meeting. Any Company shareholder who wishes to submit a trustee nomination or shareholder proposal for presentation at the 2012 Annual Shareholder Meeting must deliver the information required by the Company's bylaws in writing no later than March 20, 2012, to the Company's Corporate Secretary, Anita Cooke Wells, 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1000, Bethesda, MD 20814.

About Us

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused service and compact full-service hotels. The Company's portfolio consists of 141 hotels in 20 states and the District of Columbia, with a total of more than 20,600 rooms. Additional information may be found on the Company's website: http://rljlodgingtrust.com/

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RLJ Lodging Trust
Leslie D. Hale, Chief Financial Officer