Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE: INN) (“the Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized, and the Company declared, a cash dividend for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 of $0.1125 per share of common stock of the Company and per common unit of limited partnership in Summit Hotel OP, LP, the Company’s operating partnership. The common dividend represents an annualized yield of approximately 4.86 percent based on the closing price of shares of the common stock on January 30, 2013.
The Board of Directors also authorized, and the Company has declared, a cash dividend of $0.578125 per share of the Company’s 9.25 percent Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock for the dividend period ending on February 28, 2013, and a cash dividend of $0.432 per share of the Company’s 7.875 percent Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock for the partial dividend period ending on February 28, 2013.
The dividends are payable February 28, 2013 to holders of record as of February 13, 2013.
About Summit Hotel Properties
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused primarily on acquiring and owning premium-branded limited-service and select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments of the lodging industry. As of January 30, 2013, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 86 hotels with a total of 9,383 guestrooms located in 21 states.
Additional information about Summit may be found at the Company’s website, www.shpreit.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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