Summit Hotel Properties Completes New $450 Million Unsecured Credit Facility

Jan 20, 2016, 08:30 ET from Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., (NYSE: INN) (the "Company") announced today that it had successfully closed on a new $450 million unsecured credit facility. The increased credit facility is comprised of a $300 million unsecured revolving line of credit and a $150 million unsecured term loan and replaces the Company's existing $300 million unsecured credit facility.

"I am very pleased with the successful execution of our new credit facility and the continued support of our bank group," said Greg Dowell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  "We have significantly expanded our facility under desirable terms while ensuring that our debt maturities are attractively staggered with less than 10 percent of our total debt maturing through 2018."

The $300 million revolving line of credit matures in March 2020 and can be extended to March 2021 at the Company's option, subject to certain conditions.  The $150 million term loan matures in March 2021.  The new credit facility includes a $150 million accordion feature that will allow the Company to request additional lender commitments up to a total of $600 million.  The interest rate on the credit facility is based on a pricing grid ranging from 145 basis points to 220 basis points plus LIBOR for the $150 million term loan and 150 basis points to 225 basis points plus LIBOR for the $300 million revolving line of credit, depending upon the Company's leverage ratio.

Proceeds from the $150 million term loan were applied to the Company's former $75 million unsecured term loan and $225 million unsecured revolving line of credit.  There was $20 million outstanding and $280 million available on the Company's $300 million line of credit at closing.  The Company currently has 47 hotels, equal to 53% of the total portfolio hotel EBITDA, which are deemed to be unencumbered assets supporting the new credit facility.

The credit facility was arranged by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and Regions Capital Markets as Joint Lead Arrangers.  Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch will serve as the Administrative Agent while Bank of America, N.A. and Regions Bank will serve as Syndication Agents. Royal Bank of Canada, U.S. Bank National Association, PNC Bank, National Association, and KeyBank National Association will serve as Documentation Agents with Raymond James Bank, N.A., and Branch Banking and Trust Company as participating Lenders.

About Summit Hotel Properties

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused primarily on owning premium-branded, select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments of the lodging industry.  As of December 31, 2015, the Company's portfolio consisted of 87 hotels with a total of 11,420 guestrooms located in 24 states. 

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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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