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People: 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

Jonathan Halkyard

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Tom Bardanett

51 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Henry

47 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

M. Buoy

46 Executive Vice President - Pricing and Revenue Optimization

Howard Weissman

46 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Thomas Seddon

46 Chief Marketing Officer

John Dent

51 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Barr

44 2013 Director

William Rahm

37 2013 Director

William Stein

54 2015 Director

William Kussell

56 2013 Independent Director

Richard Wallman

65 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Geoga

Mr. Douglas G. Geoga is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Extended Stay America Inc. Mr. Geoga served as a non-voting member and the Non-Executive Chairman of 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. Since October 2012, Mr. Geoga has also served as Executive Chairman of Foundations Recovery Network, LLC, an owner and operator of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers. From November 2002 until December 2009, Mr. Geoga served 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 Corporation.

Gerardo Lopez

Mr. Gerardo I. Lopez is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective August 24, 2015. Mr. Lopez has deep public-company experience across diverse consumer-focused industries and most recently has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (“AMC”) since 2009. At AMC, Mr. Lopez transformed the world’s second largest movie exhibitor, returned the company to the public market through its initial public offering in December 2013 and delivered exceptional returns to shareholders since the IPO. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Lopez served in a variety of senior and executive roles at Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), Handleman Company and PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Mr. Lopez serves on the board of directors of Brinker International (NYSE:EAT).

Jonathan Halkyard

Mr. Jonathan S. Halkyard is 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 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.

Tom Bardanett

Tom Bardanett is 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 is the 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 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.

M. Buoy

Mr. M. Thomas Buoy is the Executive Vice President - Pricing and Revenue Optimization of Extended Stay America Inc. From December 1999 to August 2011, Mr. Buoy held various positions with Morgans Hotel Group Co. (formerly Ian Schrager Hotels). He served as Corporate Director of Revenue Management from December 1999 to 2002, as Vice President of Distribution and Revenue Management from 2002 to 2005, as Senior Vice President of Distribution and Revenue Management from 2005 to 2007 and as Senior Vice President of Customer Marketing and Revenue Management from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Buoy also served as a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Hospitality Services Group.

Howard Weissman

Mr. Howard J. Weissman is Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Weissman, 46, has served as Extended Stay’s Corporate Controller since November 2013 and served in the same position 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 is the Chief Marketing Officer of Extended Stay America Inc. 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 is General Counsel of Company. leadership team. Prior to joining Extended Stay America, Mr. Dent held various positions at Hilton Worldwide. From March 2012 through August 2014, Mr. Dent served as the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Dent served as the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Development. Mr. Dent also served as Vice President and Senior Counsel of Hilton Hotels Corporation between 2000 and 2009. 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 is 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 is 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 on the board of directors of Brixmor Property Group, Inc. and Carefree Communities, Inc.

William Stein

Mr. William J. Stein is 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 is Independent Director of Extended Stay America Inc. 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.

Richard Wallman

Mr. Richard F. Wallman is 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 Tornier 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.