RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (“Apple Hospitality” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has established a written trading Plan (“Plan”) authorizing the repurchase of its common shares in open market transactions. This Plan was established as part of the Company’s previously announced $475 million share repurchase program. The Plan is intended to comply with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which will allow the Company, through a designated broker, to repurchase shares at times, beginning on September 2, 2016, when it might otherwise be prevented from doing so by securities laws or because of self-imposed trading blackout periods. Because repurchases under a 10b5-1 plan are subject to certain pricing, market and volume parameters, there is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares, if any, that will be repurchased under the Plan. In addition, the timing of share repurchases under the Plan and overall repurchase program will depend upon prevailing market conditions, regulatory requirements and other factors and may be suspended by the Company at any time.
About Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, select service hotels in the United States. The Company’s portfolio consists of 236 hotels, with over 30,000 guestrooms, diversified across the Hilton® and Marriott® families of brands with locations in urban, high-end suburban and developing markets throughout 33 states. For more information, please visit www.applehospitalityreit.com.
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