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Extended Stay America Inc (STAY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Geoga

60 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gerardo Lopez

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jonathan Halkyard

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Bardenett

52 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Henry

48 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Howard Weissman

47 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Thomas Seddon

47 2013 Chief Marketing Officer

John Dent

52 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Barr

45 2013 Director

William Rahm

37 2013 Director

William Stein

53 2015 Director

William Kussell

57 2013 Independent Director

Richard Wallman

65 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Geoga

Mr. Douglas G. Geoga serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, since July 2013 and as Chairman of the Board of ESH REIT since November 2013. Mr. Geoga served as a non-voting member and the Non-Executive Chairman of ESH Hospitality Holdings LLC (“Holdings”) and ESH Strategies Holdings LLC (“Strategies Holdings”) from October 2010 to November 2013. Mr. Geoga is President and Chief Executive Officer of Salt Creek Hospitality, LLC, a privately-held firm engaged in making investments in the hospitality industry and providing related advisory services. He serves as a director of Carefree Communities, Inc., a company that owns and operates a chain of recreational vehicle/mobile home communities in the United States and Canada. Mr. Geoga also serves as Chairman of Atlantica Investment Holdings Limited, which through affiliated companies is the second largest manager of hotels in Brazil. From October 2012 until September 2015, Mr. Geoga also served as Executive Chairman of Foundations Recovery Network, LLC, an owner and operator of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers. Since 2002, Mr. Geoga has served, and from November 2002 to December 2009, Mr. Geoga’s primary occupation was serving, as principal of Geoga Group, LLC, an investment and advisory consulting firm focused primarily on the hospitality industry. Until July 2006, Mr. Geoga’s primary occupation was serving as the President of Global Hyatt Corporation and as the President of Hyatt Corporation and the President of AIC Holding Co., the parent corporation of Hyatt International Corporation, both privately-held subsidiaries of Global Hyatt Corporation which collectively operated the Hyatt chain of hotels throughout the world. In addition, from 2000 through 2005, Mr. Geoga served as the President of Hospitality Investment Fund, LLC, a privately-held firm which was engaged in making investments in lodging and hospitality companies and projects. He also serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Kemper

Gerardo Lopez

Mr. Gerardo I. Lopez serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and ESH REIT and as a director of the Corporation and ESH REIT since August 2015. From March 2009 to August 2015, Mr. Lopez was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of AMC Entertainment. Prior to joining AMC Entertainment, he served as Executive Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Company and President of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions from September 2004 to March 2009. From November 2001 to September 2004, Mr. Lopez served as President of the Handleman Entertainment Resources division of Handleman Company. Mr. Lopez has also held a variety of executive management positions with International Home Foods, Frito Lay, Pepsi-Cola and the Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Lopez currently serves on the boards of directors of Brinker International, Inc. and CBRE Group, Inc.

Jonathan Halkyard

Mr. Jonathan S. Halkyard serves as Chief Financial Office of Company., effective Jan. 5. 2015. He served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation and ESH REIT from August 2014 to January 2015 and as Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation from November 2013 to January 2015 and served in the same position at HVM LLC (“HVM”), the predecessor of ESA Management, from September 2013 to November 2013. From July 2012 to September 2013, Mr. Halkyard served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NV Energy, Inc., a holding company providing energy services and products in Nevada, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company. From March 1999 to May 2012, Mr. Halkyard held various positions with Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly known as Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.), including Vice President (2002 to 2005), Treasurer (2003 to 2010), Senior Vice President (2005 to 2010), Executive Vice President (2010 to 2012) and Chief Financial Officer (2006 to 2012). Mr. Halkyard currently serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Dave & Buster’s, Inc.

Thomas Bardenett

Thomas J. Bardenett serves as Chief Operating Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc., effective January 5, 2015. Prior to joining Extended Stay America, Mr. Bardenett held various positions at the operations division of Interstate Hotels & Resort, Crossroads Hospitality. From 2005 through January 2015, Mr. Bardenett served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and President. Between 2002 and 2005, Mr. Bardenett served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Bardenett also served as a Regional Director of Sales and Regional Director of Operations between 1994 and 2002. Prior to joining Interstate Hotels & Resort, Mr. Bardenett worked at the Hotels at Syracuse Square. Mr. Bardenett is currently a member of The Residence Inn Association (TRIA), the Aloft/Element Owners Advisory Council and the Hyatt Place Owners Advisory Council.

Kevin Henry

Mr. Kevin A. Henry serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of EXTENDED STAY AMERICA, INC., since August 18, 2014. From December 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Henry served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., a national snack food company. From January 2010 to December 2010, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Lance, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Henry served in a variety of positions at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a beverage manufacturer and distributor, including as Chief Human Resources Officer from 2007 to 2010 and Senior Vice President of Human Resources from 2001 to 2007.

Howard Weissman

Mr. Howard J. Weissman serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. He previously served as Corporate Controller at HVM from December 2011 to November 2013. From May 2009 to December 2011, Mr. Weissman worked at Campus Crest Communities, Inc., serving as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. From July 2007 through May 2009, Mr. Weissman was Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of EOP Operating Limited Partnership, LP, the private company successor to Equity Office Properties Trust, a commercial office real estate company owned by The Blackstone Group. From May 2003 through May 2007, Mr. Weissman served in a variety of positions with CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, a commercial office real estate company, including as Assistant Controller, Vice President of Shared Services and Controller.

Thomas Seddon

Mr. Thomas Seddon serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, since November 2013. He served in the same position at HVM from April 2012 to November 2013. From November 2007 to July 2011, Mr. Seddon served as Chief Marketing Officer of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC. Mr. Seddon also served as Chief Executive Officer of Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust from December 2004 to April 2007. From November 1994 to December 2004, Mr. Seddon served in a variety of brand management, technology and pricing roles with InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, including Senior Vice President, Americas Brands and Senior Vice President, Strategic Services.

John Dent

Mr. John Dent serves as General Counsel of Company. leadership team. Prior to joining Extended Stay America, From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Dent held various positions at Hilton Worldwide, Inc. (f/k/a Hilton Hotels Corporation). From March 2012 through August 2014, Mr. Dent served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Dent served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Development. From November 2010 to June 2011, Mr. Dent served as Acting General Counsel. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Dent served as Vice President and Senior Counsel, and from 2000 to 2001 served as Senior Counsel. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Dent was in private practice. Mr. Dent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at Los Angeles and a law degree from University of Chicago.

Michael Barr

Mr. Michael A. Barr serves as Director of Extended Stay America Inc. Mr. Barr is a Partner at Paulson and serves as the Portfolio Manager for the Paulson Real Estate Funds, where he is responsible for all aspects of the real estate private equity business. Mr. Barr joined Paulson in 2008. From 2001 through 2008, Mr. Barr worked within the Lehman Brothers Real Estate Private Equity Group, serving most recently as a Managing Director of the firm and a principal of Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Barr served as a principal and a member of the Investment Committee of Westbrook Partners. He began his career in the Real Estate Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch & Co. He also serves on the board of directors of William Lyons Homes, Inc.

William Rahm

Mr. William D. Rahm serves as Director of Extended Stay America Inc. Mr. Rahm is a Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge, which he joined at its inception in 2006. He currently focuses on investments in the real estate, gaming and lodging sectors. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Mr. Rahm was a member of Blackstone’s Real Estate Private Equity group, where he completed investments in lodging businesses and real estate. He also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Carefree Communities, Inc. and Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. and as a director of Brixmor Property Group, Inc.

William Stein

Mr. William J. Stein serves as Director of the company since, March 10, 2015. Mr. Stein is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management in Blackstone’s Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Stein has been involved in the direct asset management and asset management oversight of Blackstone’s global real estate investments. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Stein was a Vice President at Heitman Real Estate Advisors and JMB Realty Corp. Mr. Stein also serves on the board of directors of Brixmor Property Group, Inc. and Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of La Quinta Holdings, Inc.

William Kussell

Mr. William A. Kussell serves as Independent Director of Extended Stay America Inc. since July 2013. He served as a non-voting member of the board of managers of Holdings and Strategies Holdings from October 2010 to November 2013. Mr. Kussell is an Operating Partner at Advent International, focusing on the North American Consumer Retail Segment. He has been at Advent International since January 2010. Prior to joining Advent International, he was President and Chief Brand Officer for Dunkin Donuts Worldwide from 1995 through 2009. Mr. Kussell also serves as a member of the board of directors of Modell’s Sporting Goods, a national sporting goods retailer, and as a director of Bojangles’, Inc., and has served as an advisor of Bojangles’, Inc. since August 2011.

Richard Wallman

Mr. Richard F. Wallman serves as an Independent Director of Extended Stay America Inc. Mr. Wallman served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Honeywell International, Inc., a provider of diversified industrial technology and manufacturing products, and its predecessor AlliedSignal, from March 1995 until his retirement in July 2003. Mr. Wallman has also served in senior financial positions with IBM and Chrysler Corporation. He also serves on the board of directors of Roper Industries, Inc., the board of directors and audit committee of Convergys Corporation, the board of directors and audit committee of Wright Medical Group N.V. and the board of directors of Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. Mr. Wallman previously served on the boards of directors of Ariba, Inc. and Dana Holding Corporation.

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