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Summit Hotel Properties Reports Third Quarter Results

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On October 30, 2012, we entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation to fund $20 million in the form of a first lien mortgage loan on a hotel property in downtown Minneapolis, MN. The $20 million represents a portion of the total acquisition and renovation costs expected to be incurred to convert the property to a Hyatt Place hotel. Subject to certain conditions, including the successful conversion of the property estimated to be completed in the summer of 2013, we plan to purchase the property and enter into a management agreement with a Hyatt affiliate.

“We had exceptional performance in the third quarter, exceeding expectations,” said Dan Hansen, president and CEO. “Our RevPAR and EBITDA growth were industry leading. We believe our performance combined with our recent acquisition of nine hotels, our successful follow on common stock offering, and our robust pipeline for future acquisitions position us to provide solid shareholder returns.”

Capital Investments The Company deployed $5.3 million in capital for renovations during the third quarter. The major improvements and capital invested during the third quarter included: Baton Rouge, LA Springhill Suites by Marriott - $0.7 million; Nashville, TN Springhill Suites by Marriott - $0.7 million; Jackson (Ridgeland), MS Homewood Suites - $0.6 million; Baton Rouge, LA Fairfield Inn by Marriott - $0.5 million; Fort Smith, AR Hampton Inn - $0.5 million; El Paso, TX Courtyard by Marriott - $0.4 million; El Paso, TX Hampton Inn & Suites - $0.4 million. Varying in scope, the major improvements listed above include renovation to guestrooms, common areas, and exteriors of the hotels. The Company anticipates deploying up to $11.0 million on renovations and other non-recurring capital expenditures in the fourth quarter.

Dispositions The Company continued its strategy of recycling capital by selling hotels or land that it no longer considers relevant to its strategy of owning hotels with best brands in best markets. In August 2012, the Company sold the 52 room AmericInn Hotel & Suites in Missoula, MT for approximately $1.9 million.

Year-to-Date Highlights For the nine-months ended September 30, 2012, pro forma RevPAR increased 9.9 percent to $68.28 as a result of pro forma ADR growth of 3.5 percent to $96.22 and a 6.2 percent increase in pro forma occupancy to 71.0 percent. RevPAR improvement was the result of the positive effect of recent renovations, the recent rebranding of 10 hotels, and general economic improvement in many of the Company’s markets. Pro forma Hotel EBITDA year to date was $47.6 million, a 17.6 percent increase over the comparable period in 2011. Pro forma Hotel EBITDA margin was 32.9 percent for the period, a 199 basis points margin expansion over the same period in 2011. The Company’s pro forma Hotel EBITDA margin expansion was 243 basis points after adjusting for the $0.6 million one-time hotel management fee concessions agreed to by Interstate Hotels and Resorts during second quarter 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA was $40.7 million for the first nine-months of 2012, a 26.7 percent increase over the same period in 2011.

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