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Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Fisher

61 Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy Wegner

41 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Dennis Craven

45 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Peter Willis

48 Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President

Miles Berger

86 Independent Trustee

Edwin Brewer

54 2017 Independent Trustee

Thomas Crocker

63 Independent Trustee

Jack DeBoer

86 Independent Trustee

C. Gerald Goldsmith

88 Independent Trustee

Robert Perlmutter

55 Independent Trustee

Rolf Ruhfus

72 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Fisher

Mr. Jeffrey H. Fisher is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chatham Lodging Trust. Mr. Fisher is also the majority shareholder of Island Hospitality Management, LLC (“IHM”), a firm he founded in 2007 that currently manages 166 hotels for hotel owners (including 81 of the hotels owned by our two joint ventures with affiliates of Colony Northstar, Inc. ("Colony NS"), the entity formed by the merger of Colony Capital, Inc. ("Colony"), NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (“NSAM”), and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (“NorthStar”)) and all of our wholly owned hotels. From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Fisher was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Innkeepers, a lodging REIT he founded and took public in 1994. During this time, Mr. Fisher also served as Chairman and majority shareholder of Innkeepers Hospitality, a privately owned hotel management company. Mr. Fisher grew Innkeepers’ portfolio from seven hotels at the time of its initial public offering to 74 hotels at the time of its sale in June 2007 to Apollo Investment Corporation at a total enterprise value of $1.5 billion. Between 1986 and 1994, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of JF Hotel Management, Inc. Mr. Fisher received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1977, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1980, and a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Miami in 1981. He is a licensed attorney and practiced at Jones & Foster P.A. and Jeffrey H. Fisher P.A. for a total of five years prior to starting his career in the hospitality industry. Additionally, Mr. Fisher currently serves as a Board Member of Marriott’s The Residence Inn Association (TRIA).

Jeremy Wegner

Mr. Jeremy Wegner is a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective as of June 1, 2015. He joined our Company on June 1, 2015. Mr. Wegner has a significant track record of involvement in more than $50 billion of mergers, acquisitions and equity and debt financings. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide from July 2012 to May 2015 where he was responsible for identifying and executing merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities. From September 2008 to June 2012, he was a Senior Vice President in the real estate investment banking group at Barclays Capital Inc., and from October 2001 to September 2008, he was a Senior Vice President in the real estate investment banking group at Lehman Brothers thus covering the lodging sector for over ten years. Mr. Wegner began his career as an analyst in the investment banking group at Credit Suisse in 1998. Mr. Wegner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brown University in 1998.

Dennis Craven

Mr. Dennis M. Craven has been promoted as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company., effective as of June 1, 2015. He joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer on September 9, 2010 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Craven previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Innkeepers from March 2006 until the Innkeepers sale in June 2007. Following the acquisition, he continued to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Innkeepers until August 2010. Prior to joining Innkeepers in 2006, Mr. Craven was a partner in Addison Capital Advisors, a venture capital firm based in Memphis, Tennessee, and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Independent Bank in Memphis. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Controller, and later Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, of RFS Hotel Investors, Inc., a NYSE-listed hotel REIT. Prior to joining RFS, he was a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Memphis and London. Mr. Craven received a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1993. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Mississippi.

Peter Willis

Mr. Peter Willis is Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Chatham Lodging Trust. He joined our Company in October 2009 prior to our IPO. Mr. Willis has over 23 years of hotel acquisition experience. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions & Business Development for Innkeepers and oversaw over $500 million of investments in 18 hotels. From June 2006 to January 2009, Mr. Willis served as Senior Vice President at The Kor Group, a privately held, fully integrated real estate investment firm with a portfolio of over $2 billion in upscale hotel and resort investments, where he focused on U.S. and Caribbean acquisitions and third-party management contracts. Mr. Willis also held positions with The Parker Company, an industry-leading firm supporting the opening of luxury hotels. Establishing the organization’s first international operation in the Asia/Pacific region in 1994, he directed the repositioning and opening of properties throughout the region and in the United States. By 2001, Mr. Willis led overall strategic planning, business development and investor relations, as well as integrating acquisitions among the firm’s operating entities. Mr. Willis began as an analyst and asset manager of hotel, residential and commercial properties for Japanese investment firm JDC America in Tokyo and in the U.S. Mr. Willis received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1989 and has completed professional programs at Cornell University’s Hotel School and Obirin University in Tokyo.

Miles Berger

Mr. Miles L. Berger is an Independent Trustee of Chatham Lodging Trust. Mr. Berger has been a trustee of the Company since the completion of our initial public offering ("IPO") in April 2010. He has been engaged in real estate, banking and financial services since 1950. In 1998, Mr. Berger became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berger Management Services LLC, a real estate and financial consulting and advisory services company. From 1969 to 1998, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Heitman Financial Ltd., a real estate investment management firm. Mr. Berger served for more than thirty years, until 2001, as Chairman of the Board of MidTown Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, served as Vice Chairman of Columbia National Bank Corp. from 1965-1995 and was Chairman of the Board of Berger Financial Services, a full-service real estate advisory and financial services company from 1950 to 2006. Mr. Berger has served on the Board of Trustees of Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a publicly traded health care real estate investment trust ("REIT"), since December 1998. Mr. Berger also serves on the Board of Directors of Medallion Bank and serves on the boards of numerous philanthropic organizations. Mr. Berger previously served on the Board of Trustees of Innkeepers USA Trust, then a NYSE-listed company ("Innkeepers") from September 1994 until Innkeepers’ sale in June 2007. The Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, has determined that Mr. Berger should serve as a trustee due to his extensive financial experience as well as significant REIT expertise.

Edwin Brewer

Mr. Edwin B. Brewer, Jr. serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. He has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Educational Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) since August 2014. From 2007 through 2012, Mr. Brewer served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., the leading provider of technology-enabled claims and productivity management solutions. He was responsible for internal and external financial reporting, income taxes, real estate, budgeting, treasury and internal auditing. From 1983 to 2007, Mr. Brewer worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he rose to the position of partner with a client base focused on public and private real estate investment trusts. A certified public accountant (inactive), Mr. Brewer has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama. The Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, has determined that Mr. Brewer should serve as a trustee due to his financial expertise and extensive experience with REITs as a Chief Financial Officer of a NYSE-listed REIT and that he should serve on the Audit Committee due to his role as Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded REIT and his experience auditing hotel REITs.

Thomas Crocker

Mr. Thomas J. Crocker is an Independent Trustee of Chatham Lodging Trust. He is Chief Executive Officer and principal investor of Crocker Partners, LLC, a privately held real estate investment company, which is the general partner of a real estate private equity fund, Crocker Partners IV, L.P. Mr. Crocker was previously the Chief Executive Officer of CRT Properties, Inc. (formerly known as Koger Equity, Inc.), until its sale in September 2005. CRT Properties, Inc. was a NYSE-listed REIT which owned or had interests in more than 137 office buildings, containing 11.7 million rentable square feet, primarily located in 25 suburban and urban office projects in 12 metropolitan areas in the Southeastern United States, Maryland and Texas. Prior to joining Koger Equity, Inc. in March 2000, Mr. Crocker was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Crocker Realty Trust, Inc., a privately held REIT, which owned and operated approximately 6.2 million square feet in 133 office buildings located in six states in the Southeast, plus more than 125 acres of developable land. Previously, Mr. Crocker was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Crocker Realty Trust, Inc., which was an office-based publicly-held REIT in the southeast U.S., from that company’s inception until June 1996, when it merged with Highwoods Properties, a NYSE-listed REIT. Prior to forming Crocker Realty Trust, Inc., Mr. Crocker headed Crocker & Co., a privately held firm responsible for development, leasing and property management services to approximately 1.7 million square feet of commercial property and 272 residential units. Prior to 1984, Mr. Crocker was a real estate lending officer at Chemical Bank. Mr. Crocker previously served on the Board of Trustees of Innkeepers from February 1997 until Innkeepers’ sale in June 2007.

Jack DeBoer

Mr. Jack P. DeBoer is an Independent Trustee of Chatham Lodging Trust. He is Chairman of Consolidated Holdings, Inc., a private investment company focusing on real estate development and management. Mr. DeBoer is also the Chairman of the Board and majority owner of Value Place LLC, owner of the franchise rights to the Value Place brand of hotels, which provides affordable extended-stay lodging. Additionally, Mr. DeBoer is the Chairman of WaterWalk International, owner of the WaterWalk hotel apartments brand. Mr. DeBoer served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Candlewood Hotel Company, Inc. from its inception in 1995 until it was acquired in December 2003. From October 1993 to September 1995, Mr. DeBoer was self-employed and engaged in the development of the Candlewood extended-stay hotel concept. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. DeBoer co-founded and developed Summerfield Hotel Corporation, an upscale extended-stay hotel chain. Previously, Mr. DeBoer founded and developed the Residence Inn franchise prior to selling the franchise to Marriott in 1987. Mr. DeBoer previously served on the Board of Trustees of Innkeepers from November 1996 until Innkeepers’ sale in June 2007.

C. Gerald Goldsmith

Mr. C. Gerald Goldsmith is an Independent Trustee of Chatham Lodging Trust. Mr. Goldsmith has been a trustee of the Company since the completion of our IPO in April 2010. He has been an independent investor and financial advisor since 1976 and has served as a director of several banks and NYSE-listed companies and various philanthropic organizations. He holds an A.B. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Goldsmith previously served on the Board of Trustees of Innkeepers from September 1994 until Innkeepers’ sale in June 2007.

Robert Perlmutter

Mr. Robert D. Perlmutter is an Independent Trustee of Chatham Lodging Trust. He is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with The Macerich Company, a publicly traded REIT focusing on leasing and merchandising. He joined Macerich in 2012 as Executive Vice President of Leasing. He previously was the managing member and founder of Davis Street Land Company, LLC, a privately held firm focused on the development, management and ownership of upscale shopping centers, which owned a 3.0 million square foot mall portfolio prior to its sale of assets to General Growth Properties and Taubman Centers. From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Perlmutter worked as an investment analyst for Heitman Financial Services, Ltd. in its acquisitions and dispositions division. From 1988 to 1990, he served as President of Heitman Financial, in which capacity he was responsible for overseeing all of the company’s acquisitions, financings and dispositions. Mr. Perlmutter subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based Heitman Retail Properties from 1990 to 1998, where he supervised overall operations and growth of its retail holdings from two retail properties to 20 directly managed malls and 29 joint ventures in regional malls. From 1998 to 2001, he also served on the board of directors of Prime Retail Inc., a NYSE-listed outlet center company. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a former board member of the First Bank of Highland Park. Mr. Perlmutter received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in business administration, with a concentration in real estate, from the University of Colorado.

Rolf Ruhfus

Mr. Rolf E. Ruhfus is Independent Trustee of Chatham Lodging Trust. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LodgeWorks Corporation, a hotel development and management company, which owns the Archer hotel brand and in 2011, sold 20 hotels to Hyatt Hotels. Mr. Ruhfus also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wichita Consulting Company, L.P., a consulting services company. Previously, Mr. Ruhfus served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Summerfield Hotel Corporation, an upscale extended-stay hotel chain, from its founding in 1988 until its sale to Wyndham International, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Ruhfus served as President of the Residence Inn Company from February 1983 through July 1987 (when it was acquired by Marriott International, Inc.). Mr. Ruhfus joined the Residence Inn Company after spending four years as Director of Marketing for VARTA Battery, Europe’s largest battery manufacturer. Prior to this position, he was a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in its Dusseldorf, Germany office. Mr. Ruhfus was a German Air Force Lieutenant and received a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in 1968. His graduate degrees include an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Muenster in 1974. Mr. Ruhfus is a member of the international chapter of The Young Presidents Organization and serves on the boards of several European companies. Mr. Ruhfus previously served on the Board of Trustees of Innkeepers from July 1997 until Innkeepers’ sale in June 2007.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Fisher

3,547,280

Jeremy Wegner

957,315

Dennis Craven

1,667,410

Peter Willis

948,204

Miles Berger

110,000

Edwin Brewer

105,000

Thomas Crocker

100,000

Jack DeBoer

110,000

C. Gerald Goldsmith

103,750

Robert Perlmutter

100,000

Rolf Ruhfus

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As Of  30 Dec 2016