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IHG Announces Revision and Extension of 130 Hotel Management Contract with Hospitality Properties Trust

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC announces it has consolidated, revised and extended its four existing management agreements for 130 hotels with Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) into one new 25 year management contract. The key terms of the deal are as follows:

-* The IHG guarantee on the previous contracts has been eliminated and will not be renewed. IHG will fund a security deposit of $37m to cover any future shortfalls to HPT’s owner priority returns. This was paid to HPT on 25 July 2011. The balance of the security deposit will be repaid to IHG at the end of the contract; -* Up to 42 hotels (6,751 rooms) will be rebranded or sold by HPT, leaving 88 hotels (13,131 rooms) under IHG’s brands in the revised single management contract. These hotels will be removed from IHG’s system size in 2011 in addition to one hotel which has already been sold by HPT; -* HPT will invest $300m to renovate the remaining 88 hotels. These include 3 InterContinental hotels, 6 Crowne Plaza hotels, 2 Holiday Inn hotels, 19 Staybridge Suites hotels and 58 Candlewood Suites hotels. On conclusion of the refurbishments the renewed HPT estate will be strong representations of their respective brands. -* The net P&L impact to IHG in 2011 and 2012 is immaterial and IHG expects to begin earning base management fees in 2013. -* The new contract is effective as of 1 July 2011.-* The IHG guarantee on the previous contracts has been eliminated and will not be renewed. IHG will fund a security deposit of $37m to cover any future shortfalls to HPT’s owner priority returns. This was paid to HPT on 25 July 2011. The balance of the security deposit will be repaid to IHG at the end of the contract; -* Up to 42 hotels (6,751 rooms) will be rebranded or sold by HPT, leaving 88 hotels (13,131 rooms) under IHG’s brands in the revised single management contract. These hotels will be removed from IHG’s system size in 2011 in addition to one hotel which has already been sold by HPT; -* HPT will invest $300m to renovate the remaining 88 hotels. These include 3 InterContinental hotels, 6 Crowne Plaza hotels, 2 Holiday Inn hotels, 19 Staybridge Suites hotels and 58 Candlewood Suites hotels. On conclusion of the refurbishments the renewed HPT estate will be strong representations of their respective brands. -* The net P&L impact to IHG in 2011 and 2012 is immaterial and IHG expects to begin earning base management fees in 2013. -* The new contract is effective as of 1 July 2011.

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