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Chesapeake Lodging Trust Announces Proposed Public Offering Of 5,500,000 Common Shares

Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP) (the “Trust”) announced today that it is commencing an underwritten public offering of 5,500,000 common shares. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will act as book-running managers for the offering. The Trust expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 825,000 common shares.

The Trust intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including the acquisition of hotels.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and prospectus related to the offering, copies of which may be obtained, when available, by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by calling 1-800-503-4611, or by emailing; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by calling 1-866-803-9204; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Dept., 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, or by calling (800) 326-5897, or by e-mail at

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.


Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in major business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, premium select-service hotels in urban settings or unique locations in the United States. The Trust owns 14 hotels with an aggregate of 4,465 rooms in six states and the District of Columbia. Additional information can be found on the Trust’s website at

Certain statements and assumptions in this press release contain or are based upon "forward-looking" information and are being made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. When we use the words "will likely result," "may," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," or similar expressions, we intend to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the timing of the offering, amount of shares to be offered and contemplated use of proceeds. Such statements are subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside Chesapeake Lodging Trust's control. The Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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