RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple REIT Seven, Inc. (“Apple Seven”), Apple REIT Eight, Inc. (“Apple Eight”) and Apple REIT Nine, Inc. (“Apple Nine,” and together with Apple Seven and Apple Eight, the “Companies,” or individually, a “Company”), each of which is a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that their shareholders have approved the previously-announced definitive merger agreement and related mergers pursuant to which Apple Seven and Apple Eight will combine with Apple Nine in two merger transactions. Approximately 93 percent of Apple Seven’s units, 93 percent of Apple Eight’s units and 89 percent of Apple Nine’s units present at the special meetings were voted in favor of the transactions. The Companies currently expect the mergers to close on Friday, February 28, 2014 and become effective as of March 1, 2014. The completion of the mergers remains subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions.
About Apple REIT Seven, Inc., Apple REIT Eight, Inc. and Apple REIT Nine, Inc.
Apple Seven, Apple Eight and Apple Nine are REITs focused on the ownership of hotels that generate attractive returns for our shareholders. The Companies’ hotels operate under the Courtyard® by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn® by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott®, Renaissance® Hotels, Residence Inn® by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites® by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites® by Marriott®, Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Home2 Suites by Hilton®, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Hilton®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hampton Inn®, and Hampton Inn & Suites® brands. The Apple Seven portfolio consists of 48 continuing hotels, containing a total of 6,205 guestrooms in 18 states. The Apple Eight portfolio consists of 51 hotels, containing a total of 5,914 guestrooms in 19 states. The Apple Nine portfolio consists of 89 hotels, containing a total of 11,371 guestrooms in 27 states. Additional information about the Companies can be found online at www.applereitseven.com, www.applereiteight.com and www.applereitnine.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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