“The improvements we have made to our debt structure demonstrate our commitment to prudent, conservative leverage,” said Hansen. “This is the proven strategy that has allowed our company, and our predecessor company, to provide a solid total return to our investors for nearly twenty years.”About Summit Hotel Properties Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust focused on acquiring and owning premium-branded select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments. As of May 29, 2012, the company’s hotel portfolio consisted of 72 hotels with a total of 7,407 guestrooms located in 20 states. Additional information about Summit may be found at the company’s website, www.shpreit.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “intend,” “expect,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “approximately,” “believe,” “could,” “project,” “predict,” “forecast,” “continue,” “plan” or other similar words or expressions. These forward-looking statements relate to the payment of dividends. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections or other forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, not all of which are known to the Company and many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the state of the U.S. economy, supply and demand in the hotel industry and other factors as are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including, without limitation, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Unless legally required, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.