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Investor FAQs

What exchange does Choice Hotels International trade on and what is its ticker symbol?
 Choice Hotels International, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CHH.

Does Choice offer any discounts to its stockholders?
 No.

Does Choice pay a cash dividend?
 Yes.

Does Choice have any dividend reinvestment or direct stock purchase programs?
 No.

How do I purchase stock in Choice?
 You need to contact a licensed stockbroker to purchase shares in Choice.

Who is Choice’s transfer agent?
 Choice’s transfer agent is Computershare.
Computershare
PO Box 43036
Providence, RI 02940-3036
Telephone: 1-800-568-3476

Who do I need to contact in the case of a lost or missing stock certificate?
 You need to contact SunTrust Bank at 1-800-568-3476.

How do I transfer my stock or change my address with the transfer agent?
 You need to contact SunTrust Bank at 1-800-568-3476.

How can I allocate the cost basis associated with Choice/Manor Care spin-off?
 On November 1, 1996 (the “Distribution Date”), Choice common stock traded at a mean of $14.8125, and Manor Care common stock, which included the value of the Choice business segment, traded at a mean of $39.50. The Choice mean trading price represents 37.5% of the Manor Care mean. Therefore, shareholders using this methodology should allocate 37.5% of their tax basis to Choice and 62.5% to Manor Care.
Please note that this is not the only allocation method and that you should consult your own tax advisor as to the appropriate allocation method.

How can I allocate the cost basis associated with Choice/Sunburst spin-off?
 On October 15, 1997 (the “Distribution Date”), Choice common stock traded at a mean of $17.063, and the Company common stock, which included the value of the Choice business segment, traded at a mean of $20.00. The Choice mean trading price represents 85% of the Company mean. Therefore, shareholders using this methodology should allocate 85% of their tax basis to Choice and 15% to Sunburst.
Please note that this is not the only allocation method and that you should consult your own tax advisor as to the appropriate allocation method.

What is Choice’s fiscal year?
 Choice’s fiscal year end is December 31st.

What is Choice’s CUSIP number?
 Choice’s Common Stock CUSIP number is 169905106.

Which Wall Street analysts cover Choice and how can I get a copy of their reports?
 Choice Hotels International does not distribute analyst reports since these reports represent the opinions and estimates of analysts and not those of the company. Please contact the analysts directly for further information or for a copy of their reports.

I would like to learn more about Franchising Opportunities at Choice. Who do I need to contact?
 In order to get information on Franchising Opportunities at Choice, please click here.

I would like to talk to someone in Guest Relations/Customer Service. Who do I need to contact?
 In order to submit your comments/suggestions to Guest Relations, please click here.


Special Dividend FAQs
 

Why is Choice Hotels choosing to pay the special dividend?
 The special dividend reflects Company’s commitment to its long-stated goal of returning value to shareholders. The decision to declare the special dividend reflects the confidence of the Board and management in the Company’s future. Following the special dividend, the Company will continue to have significant financial resources available to fund its business operations and exploit potential and actionable business development and growth opportunities.

What is the amount of the special dividend?
 It will be $10.41 per share, or approximately $600 million in total.

What is the record date for the special dividend?
 The record date is August 20, 2012. If you hold your shares from this date through the dividend pay date, you will be entitled to receive the special dividend.

What is the special dividend pay date?
 The pay date is August 23, 2012.

What is the ex-dividend date?
 The ex-dividend date is the date on which the stock begins to trade without a right to receive the special dividend. The New York Stock Exchange has informed the Company that it intends to delay the ex-dividend date until the day after the pay date, or August 24, 2012. Accordingly, shareholders who sell their shares on or before the payment date will not be entitled to receive the special dividend. The Company encourages shareholders to contact their brokers in order to better understand their eligibility to receive the special dividend.

When will I receive the special dividend?
 If you hold shares through Computershare as a registered holder, Computershare will mail your check to you on or about August 23, 2012. If you hold your shares through a bank or broker, you will receive payment through the bank or broker.

What are the tax consequences of the special dividend?
 Although we currently expect, based on our historical earnings and profits and forecast for the balance of the year, that substantially all of the dividend will not be deemed a return of capital but rather will be ordinary dividend income, the Company is at this time unable to determine with certainty how the special cash dividend will ultimately be treated under U.S. tax law. The actual tax treatment of the special cash dividend as a dividend or as a return of capital will depend on the amount of the Company's current and accumulated earnings and profits as of December 31, 2012, as determined pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code. The Company will make information regarding the final amount of current and accumulated earnings and profits available to shareholders when these determinations are finalized following December 31, 2012.

Shareholders should consult their own tax advisors concerning the tax treatment to them of the special dividend, which may vary depending on the type of shareholder as well as by the shareholder’s tax basis and holding period, among other factors.

Do I need to request this special dividend, or do anything to receive it?
 If you are a registered shareholder and you have moved from the location where you last received communications from the Company, please be sure that Computershare, our transfer agent, has your new address. If your shares are held at a bank or broker, be certain that your bank or broker has your latest contact information. Otherwise, you should not have to do anything to receive the special dividend.

Whom do I call with questions?
 If you are a registered shareholder, you may contact Computershare at:

800 568 3476

If you hold your shares through a bank or broker, you should contact that institution directly for more information.

If you have questions regarding the tax consequences of the special dividend, you should contact your personal tax advisor.