January 13, 2022 – Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) (the “Company” or “Summit”) today announced that it has completed an initial closing of the previously announced portfolio acquisition through its existing joint venture with GIC from affiliates of NewcrestImage. The initial closing included 26 of the 27 hotels totaling 3,533 guestrooms, two parking structures, and various financial incentives. The remaining hotel to be acquired is the currently under construction 176-guestroom Canopy by Hilton New Orleans which is nearing completion, and the joint venture expects to close on the acquisition of the hotel during the first quarter 2022 (collectively with the initial closing referred to as the “Transaction”).

The total consideration for the Transaction is comprised of $776.5 million, or $209,000 per key, for the 27-hotel portfolio, $24.8 million for the two parking structures, and $20.7 million for the various financial incentives. The Transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to adjusted FFO per share, generate a stabilized net operating income yield of 8.0% to 8.5% including future capital investment and excluding any ancillary joint venture fees earned by Summit, and be leverage neutral to the Company’s balance sheet while preserving existing liquidity of nearly $450 million.

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