Ashford Hospitality Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information For 2012 Common And Preferred Share Distributions

Ashford Hospitality Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information For 2012 Common
                      And Preferred Share Distributions

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
AHT) today announced the tax reporting (Federal Form 1099-DIV) information for
the 2012 distributions on its common shares and its Series A, D, and E
preferred shares.

The income tax treatment for 2012 for Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. Common
Stock CUSIP #044103109 traded on the NYSE under ticker symbol "AHT" is as
follows:

                            Distribution Type
              Distributions Ordinary Taxable  Total Capital Gain Return of
              Per Share     Dividend          Distribution       Capital
Total Per     $0.4300       $0                $0                 $0.4300
Share
Percent       100.00%       0%                0%                 100%



The income tax treatment for the 2012 distributions for Ashford Hospitality
Trust, Inc. Series A Preferred Stock CUSIP #044103208 traded on the NYSE under
ticker symbol "AHTPrA" is as follows:

                            Distribution Type
              Distributions Ordinary Taxable  Total Capital Gain Return of
              Per Share     Dividend          Distribution       Capital
Total Per     $2.1375       $0                $0                 $2.1375
Share
Percent       100.00%       0%                0%                 100.00%



The income tax treatment for the 2012 distributions for Ashford Hospitality
Trust, Inc. Series D Preferred Stock CUSIP #044103406 traded on the NYSE under
ticker symbol "AHTPrD" is as follows:

                            Distribution Type
              Distributions Ordinary Taxable  Total Capital Gain Return of
              Per Share     Dividend          Distribution       Capital
Total Per     $2.1125       $0                $0                 $2.1125
Share
Percent       100.00%       0%                0%                 100.00%



The income tax treatment for the 2012 distributions for Ashford Hospitality
Trust, Inc. Series E Preferred Stock CUSIP #044103505 traded on the NYSE under
ticker symbol "AHTPrE" is as follows:

                            Distribution Type
              Distributions Ordinary Taxable  Total Capital Gain Return of
              Per Share     Dividend          Distribution       Capital
Total Per     $2.2500       $0                $0                 $2.2500
Share
Percent       100.00%       0%                0%                 100.00%

The distributions that the Company paid on January 16, 2012 to shareholders of
record as of December 31, 2011, are reportable in 2012. The distributions that
the company paid on January 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of December
31, 2012 will be reportable in 2013.

The Company encourages shareholders to consult with their own tax advisors
with respect to the federal, state and local income tax effects of these
dividends.

In accordance with IRS Code Section 6045B, the Company has posted Form 8937,
Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities, which may be
found in the Corporation Actions section of the company's website. This form
provides detailed information on the return of capital portion of the common
share distributions and the preferred share distributions.

Ashford is a self-administered real estate investment trust focused on
investing in the hospitality industry across all segments and at all levels of
the capital structure. Additional information can be found on the Company's
website at www.ahtreit.com.

Certain statements and assumptions in this press release contain or are based
upon "forward-looking" information and are being made pursuant to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. When
we use the words "will likely result," "may," "anticipate," "estimate,"
"should," "expect," "believe," "intend," or similar expressions, we intend to
identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include,
but are not limited to, the timing for closing, the impact of the transaction
on our business and future financial condition, our business and investment
strategy, our understanding of our competition and current market trends and
opportunities and projected capital expenditures. Such statements are subject
to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside Ashford's
control.

These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated, including, without limitation: general volatility of the
capital markets and the market price of our common stock; changes in our
business or investment strategy; availability, terms and deployment of
capital; availability of qualified personnel; changes in our industry and the
market in which we operate, interest rates or the general economy; and the
degree and nature of our competition. These and other risk factors are more
fully discussed in Ashford's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.

The forward-looking statements included in this press release are only made as
of the date of this press release. Investors should not place undue reliance
on these forward-looking statements. We are not obligated to publicly update
or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or circumstances, changes in expectations or
otherwise.

SOURCE Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.ahtreit.com
Contact: David Kimichik, Chief Financial Officer, +1-972-490-9600, or Elise
Chittick, Investor Relations, +1-972-778-9487, or Scott Eckstein, Financial
Relations Board, +1-212-827-3766
 
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