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Choice Hotels Names Simone Wu as Senior Vice President,
General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 16, 2012 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, today announced that it has named Simone Wu senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. In this position, she will provide leadership to the business as the primary legal advisor to the company's senior management team and board of directors, as well as serve as an integral part of the leadership team. As general counsel, she will advise on all legal matters including major domestic and international contracts and transactions, and matters relating to securities compliance, SEC filings and governance, licensing, as well as oversee litigation. Ms. Wu reports to Stephen P. Joyce, president and CEO.

"Simone has a great deal of experience working closely with corporate governance matters and brings a broad business orientation and diverse global background to her role," said Joyce. "In her past positions, she has excelled at partnering with business units to find mutually beneficial solutions, and I feel that her skills, experience, and mindset will make her a valuable asset to our organization."

Ms. Wu joins Choice Hotels with more than 20 years of legal and regulatory experience, including expertise in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic commercial transactions and joint ventures, litigation, employment law, and technology and intellectual property issues.

Most recently, Ms. Wu served as executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary for XO Communications, a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, managed network, and IT infrastructure services. Prior to joining XO Communications in 2001, Ms. Wu held legal and business executive roles at MCI and AOL. She also practiced corporate transactional and communications law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where she counted large media and technology companies among her clients.

Ms. Wu received a degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Columbia University. She serves on the boards of directors for the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and The Inkwell.

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2011, 430 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 35,000 rooms, and 94 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.

Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. Web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.

Contact: 

Rocco Loverro
+1-301-592-6719
rocco_loverro@choicehotels.com
 

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Choice Hotels International Opens 24 New Hotels in October Adding More than 1,600 rooms / November 2010

Choice Hotels Offers Significant Incentives for Hotel Owners Interested in Converting an Existing Hotel to the Quality, Clarion or Econo Lodge Brand; Incentives Include Discounted Application Fees, No Royalty Fees and Cash Back Upon Opening / August 2010

To Stimulate Brand Growth Econo Lodge Offering Up to $25,000 in Incentives for Conversion Properties / Aug 2003

Choice Offers Development Incentive for Conversions to Quality Brand; Up to $85,000 in Savings for Conversion Properties / Aug 2002
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