Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) (the "Company") today announced that it successfully closed on a new $125.0 million seven-year unsecured term loan facility (the "Term Loan").

"We are pleased to announce the closing of this $125 million long-term debt facility," said Daniel P. Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The support of our credit partners is a validation of the quality of our portfolio and execution of our strategy."

Proceeds from the Term Loan have been used to repay outstanding borrowings under the Company's senior unsecured revolving credit facility. At the Company's election, borrowings under the Term Loan bear interest at a floating rate plus a spread over either the Eurodollar Rate or the Base Rate. The spread depends upon the Company's leverage ratio and ranges from 1.80 to 2.60 percent for Eurodollar Rate based borrowings and from 0.80 to 1.60 percent for Base Rate based borrowings. The Term Loan has an accordion option which provides the Company with the ability to increase the Term Loan capacity to $200.0 million, subject to customary conditions.

Successful execution of the Term Loan results in the Company having a debt portfolio with a weighted-average term-to-maturity of greater than five years, and sufficient liquidity to address debt maturities through 2017, after the consideration of extension options.

The Term Loan was arranged by KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., Regions Capital Markets and Raymond James Bank, N.A. KeyBank National Association will serve as Administrative Agent with Regions Bank and Raymond James Bank, N.A. as Co-Syndication Agents. Other participants include Branch Banking and Trust Company and U.S. Bank National Association.

About Summit Hotel Properties

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused primarily on acquiring and owning premium-branded, select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments of the lodging industry. As of March 31, 2015, the Company's portfolio consisted of 90 hotels with a total of 11,468 guestrooms located in 21 states, which includes five additional guestrooms added during the first quarter of 2015 through strategic renovation.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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For information about the Company's business and financial results, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the SEC, and its quarterly and other periodic filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no duty to update the statements in this release to conform the statements to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

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