Gaylord Entertainment Second Quarter 2012 Preliminary Results

Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE: GET) today announced preliminary results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Consolidated revenues increased an estimated 6.9 percent to approximately $253.2 million in the second quarter of 2012, and Gaylord Hotels total revenues increased an estimated 6.8 percent to approximately $233.0 million in the second quarter of 2012, each compared to the second quarter of 2011. Gaylord Hotels revenue per available room 1 (“RevPAR”) increased an estimated 7.5 percent in the second quarter of 2012 and Gaylord Hotels total revenue per available room 2 (“Total RevPAR”) increased an estimated 6.7 percent in the second quarter of 2012, each compared to the second quarter of 2011. Income from continuing operations was approximately $9.0 million, or $0.17 per fully diluted share (based on 53.2 million weighted average shares outstanding) in the second quarter of 2012. Consolidated Cash Flow 3 (“CCF”) increased an estimated 2.0 percent to approximately $64.0 million in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the prior-year quarter. CCF in the second quarter of 2012 included approximately $3.4 million of costs related to the process to explore opportunities for the Company to unlock shareholder value. CCF in the second quarter was also negatively impacted by a gas explosion on June 19, 2012 at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center which resulted in a profitability loss of approximately $1.3 million. The Company is pursuing a business interruption claim related to this explosion. Gaylord Hotels CCF increased an estimated 8.3 percent in the second quarter of 2012 to approximately $74.4 million compared to the prior-year quarter. Gaylord Hotels CCF Margin 3 increased an estimated 40 basis points to approximately 31.9 percent in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year.

Gaylord Hotels gross advance group bookings in the second quarter of 2012 for all future periods were approximately 592,000 room nights, an increase of 45.7 percent compared to the same period last year. Net of attrition and cancellations, advance group bookings in the second quarter of 2012 for all future periods were approximately 486,000 room nights, an increase of approximately 79.1 percent compared to the same period last year.

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