Industry Update
Appointment22 November 2019

Bruce Haase

Named Chief Executive Officer
At Extended Stay America, Inc. in Charlotte - SC, USA

Bruce Haase

Extended Stay America, Inc. and its paired-share REIT, ESH Hospitality, Inc. (together, the "Company") (NASDAQ:STAY), the largest mid-priced extended stay hotel brand, today announced the appointment of Bruce Haase as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Haase has been elected to serve as a director of Extended Stay America, Inc. and will continue to serve as a director of ESH Hospitality, Inc. He succeeds Jonathan Halkyard, who will continue to advise the Company through February 25, 2020.

Haase has served as a director of ESH Hospitality since 2018. He has more than 20 years of lodging experience with particular expertise in the extended stay hotel segment. From 2014 to 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer of WoodSpring Hotels, LLC, the nation's largest and fastest growing economy extended stay hotel brand. Previously, Haase served in a series of executive positions with Choice Hotels International from 2000 through 2012, most recently as Executive Vice President, Global Brands, Marketing & Operations.

Extended Stay America, Inc.

Extended Stay America, Inc., the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America, owns and operates 682 hotels in the U.S. and Canada comprising approximately 76,000 rooms and employs approximately 10,000 employees in its hotel properties and headquarters.
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