|EX-99.1 - EX-99.1 - Chatham Lodging Trust||exhibit1.htm|
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||December 4, 2012|
CHATHAM LODGING TRUST
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|50 Cocoanut Row, Suite 216, Palm Beach, Florida||33480|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||(561) 802-4477|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 4, 2012, Chatham Lodging Trust (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that its board of trustees had declared a dividend of $0.20 per common share of beneficial interest for the quarter ending December 31, 2012.
Additionally, the Company announced that its board of trustees voted to raise the dividend in 2013 by five percent, to an annual rate of $0.84 per share, and to convert the company’s current quarterly dividend to a monthly dividend of $0.07 per share beginning in January 2013.
A copy of such press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
The Company declared a dividend of $0.20 per common share of beneficial interest for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on January 25, 2013 to common shareholders of record on December 31, 2012.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1: Press release dated December 4, 2012
The information contained in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Furthermore, the information contained in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in the filings of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CHATHAM LODGING TRUST|
|December 4, 2012||By:||
Dennis M. Craven
|Name: Dennis M. Craven|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
|Press Release Dated December 4, 2012|