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La Quinta Corporation Promotes Brent LeBlanc and
Gary Zodrow to Vice President Positions

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DALLAS (May 10, 2004) - The La Quinta Corporation announces the promotion of Brent LeBlanc to the position of Vice President, Franchise Development - Western Division and the appointment of Gary Zodrow to the position of Vice President - Strategic Franchise Initiatives.  

Le Blanc's new responsibilities will include overseeing and managing the four franchise development regions west of the Mississippi.  Prior to his promotion, Le Blanc served as Director of Franchise Development - Central Region that included Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

In his new position, Zodrow will work almost exclusively in further developing strategic relationships for La Quinta.  According to Alan Tallis, executive vice president and chief development officer, "Gary is an extraordinary talent with contacts on a national level."

"Both Gary and Brent have made significant contributions to the growth and success of our franchise program," Tallis continued.  "In their new positions, each will play a pivotal role in supporting La Quinta's growth with quality product and franchisees who embrace our high standards for guest satisfaction."

Dallas-based La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI), a limited-service lodging company, owns, operates or franchises more than 370 La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inn & Suites in 33 states.  


 
 
Contact:
La Quinta Corporation
Charles Roberts
Public Relations
214.492.6732
charles.roberts@laquinta.com
www.LQ.com
Also See: La Quinta’s New Prototype Designed with Interior Corridors; Former Howard Johnson Executive Rajiv Trivedi Appointed VP Franchise Operations / Nov 2000
La Quinta Adds Eight Franchise Properties in December, 2003 / January 2004


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