Chatham Lodging Trust to Join Russell 2000 Index

Jun 25, 2010, 15:23 ET from Chatham Lodging Trust

PALM BEACH, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on upscale extended-stay hotels and premium branded select-service hotels, today announced the company will join the Russell 2000® Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes after the close of trading on June 25, 2010.

The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market and is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index.  The Russell 3000® Index measures the performance of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies, representing approximately 98 percent of the investable U.S. equity market.  Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies.

About Chatham Lodging Trust

Chatham Lodging Trust is a self-advised real estate investment trust that was organized to invest in upscale extended-stay hotels and premium-branded select-service hotels.  The company currently owns six hotels with an aggregate of 813 rooms/suites and has five additional hotels under contract to purchase.  Additional information about Chatham may be found at www.chathamlodgingtrust.com.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Chatham Lodging Trust, including those statements regarding acquisitions, capital expenditures, future operating results and the timing and composition of revenues, among others, and statements containing words such as "expects," "believes" or "will," which indicate that those statements are forward-looking.  Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance to differ materially from those discussed in such statements.  Additional risks are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

Jerry Daly, Carol McCune

Peter Willis

Daly Gray Public Relations

Chief Investment Officer

(Media)

(Acquisitions)

jerry@dalygray.com

pwillis@cl-trust.com

(703) 435-6293

(561) 227-1387

SOURCE Chatham Lodging Trust



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