Chatham, Cerberus Terminate Innkeepers Agreement
PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in premium-branded, select-service hotels, and Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., a private investment firm, on Friday terminated their commitment and obligation to acquire interests in 64 hotels owned by Innkeepers USA Trust and its affiliates ("Innkeepers") in accordance with the terms and conditions of their May 16th agreement.
Chatham and Cerberus jointly determined to terminate the agreement in accordance with the terms of the agreement as a result of the occurrence of a condition, change or development that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Innkeepers' business, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operations, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects.
Chatham's separate purchase of five Innkeepers hotels, which closed on July 14, 2011, is not affected by this decision.
About Chatham Lodging Trust
Chatham Lodging Trust is a self-advised REIT that was organized to invest in upscale extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels. The company currently owns 18 hotels with an aggregate of 2,414 rooms/suites in 10 states and the District of Columbia and has one additional hotel comprising 174 rooms/suites under contract to purchase. Additional information about Chatham may be found at www.chathamlodgingtrust.com.
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