ABOUT CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUSTChesapeake 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 12 hotels with an aggregate of 3,516 rooms in six states and the District of Columbia. Additional information can be found on the Trust’s website at www.chesapeakelodgingtrust.com. 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 expected timing of closing of the offering and contemplated use of proceeds. Similarly, there is no assurance that the underwriters will exercise their overallotment option in full or at all. Such statements are subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside the 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.
Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) (the “Trust”) announced today that it priced its public offering of 4,400,000 of its 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the “Series A Preferred Shares”) at $25.00 per share. The offering, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on July 17, 2012. The underwriters of the public offering have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 660,000 Series A Preferred Shares to cover overallotments, if any. The Trust estimates that the net proceeds from the offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the Trust, will be approximately $106.2 million, or approximately $122.2 million if the underwriters’ overallotment option is exercised in full. The Trust intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay debt outstanding on its revolving credit facility and for other general corporate purposes, including the acquisition of properties. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are the joint book-running managers for the offering, and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are co-managers. A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and prospectus may be obtained by contacting Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Client Support, or by calling (800) 326-5897, or by e-mail at email@example.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, or by calling (212) 834-4533; or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th floor, New York, New York 10281-8098, or by calling (866) 375-6829, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.