RLJ Lodging Trust Announces 2018 Dividend Income Tax Information

RLJ Lodging Trust (the Company) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the 2018 tax classification of the dividend distributions made to the Companys holders of its common shares of beneficial interest and Series A Preferred Shares.

The income tax classification as expected to be reported on Form 1099-DIV is as follows:

Common Stock (CUSIP # 74965L101):

Record Date

Payment Date

Total Distribution Per Share

Total Distribution Allocable to 2018

Ordinary Non- Qualifying Dividend

Ordinary Qualifying Dividend

Capital Gains Dividend

Eligible Sec.199A Dividend

12/29/2017 1/12/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
3/29/2018 4/13/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
6/29/2018 7/13/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
9/28/2018 10/15/2018 $0.3300 $0.3300 $0.1981 $0.0200 $0.1119 $0.1981
12/31/2018 1/15/2019 $0.3300 $0.1541 $0.0926 $0.0093 $0.0522 $0.0926
Total $1.6500 $1.4741 $0.8850 $0.0893 $0.4998 $0.8850
Percent 100% 60% 6% 34% 60%

Series A Preferred Stock (CUSIP # 74965L200):

Record Date

Payment Date

Total Distribution Per Share

Total Distribution Allocable to 2018

Ordinary Non- Qualifying Dividend

Ordinary Qualifying Dividend

Capital Gains Dividend

Eligible Sec.199A Dividend

12/29/2017 1/31/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
3/29/2018 4/30/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
6/29/2018 7/31/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
9/28/2018 10/31/2018 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
12/31/2018 1/31/2019 $0.4875 $0.4875 $0.2926 $0.0296 $0.1653 $0.2926
Total $2.4375 $2.4375 $1.4630 $0.1480 $0.8265 $1.4630
Percent 100% 60% 6% 34% 60%

The information presented above is based on preliminary results and is subject to correction or adjustment when the Companys filings are completed. The tax information provided should not be construed as tax advice. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors regarding their specific tax treatment.

About Us

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns primarily premium-branded, high-margin, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. The Companys portfolio consists of 150 hotels with approximately 28,600 rooms located in 25 states and the District of Columbia and an ownership interest in one unconsolidated hotel with 171 rooms.

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Sean Mahoney
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer

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