RLJ Lodging Trust Announces 2011 Dividend Income Tax Information

RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the 2011 tax classification of the dividend distributions made to the Company’s holders of its common shares of beneficial interest (“common shares”).

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:
                   

Record

Date
   

Payment

Date
   

Total

Distribution

per Share
   

2011

Distribution
   

Ordinary

Taxable

Dividend
   

Return of

Capital
 
6/30/11 7/15/11 $0.08 $0.08 $0.08 $0.00
9/30/11 10/14/11 $0.15 $0.15 $0.15 $0.00
12/31/11     1/13/12     $0.15     $0.13     $0.13     $0.00
Total $0.38 $0.36 $0.36 $0.00
Percent 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%
 

The 2011 fourth quarter distribution of $0.15, which had a record date of December 31, 2011, will be a split-year distribution. For tax purposes, $0.13 will be allocated to the 2011 Form 1099-DIV and the remaining $0.02 will be allocated to the 2012 Form 1099-DIV.

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