Choice Hotels Chief Financial Officer Is Honored as CFO of the Year

     Choice Hotels Chief Financial Officer Is Honored as CFO of the Year

PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 24, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Choice Hotels International,
Inc.(NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announcedtoday
that its chief financial officer, David White, has received the 2013 CFO of
the Year Award. The award, sponsored by the Washington Business Journal
recognizes the top CFOs for excellence in their field.

"Dave has been a key steward and strategist behind Choice's strong financial
performance in good economic times and bad. He has helped our company
consistently return enviable results to our shareholders and has a key role in
driving our growth strategy," said Stephen P. Joyce, president & CEO, Choice
Hotels International.

In his role as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer
for Choice Hotels International, White provides oversight and leadership of
the company's financial strategy and finance organization, which includes
treasury, financial accounting and analysis, the company's real estate
investment committee and tax. He is also an officer of the company.

Last year White was instrumental in leading the company's leveraged
recapitalization and special dividend that returned approximately $600 million
to shareholders. For the Choice Hotels new global headquarters, in Rockville,
Md., White provided leadership and oversight for securing the lease and
subsequent build out of the new office building.

White joined Choice Hotels in 2002 as the company's vice president of
financial reporting. In that position he provided strong leadership in
handling the company's SEC reporting, as well as in the budgeting and analysis
function of the business. Before joining Choice Hotels, he worked at Arthur
Andersen LLP.

He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Choice Hotels
International, Inc. Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to give back to
the communities in which Choice operates by supporting programs that provide
food and shelter to those in need, enhance and enrich educational efforts and
promote the growth and development of tourism. White previously served as a
member of the Financial Management Committee for the American Hotel & Lodging
Association. He earned his Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University
of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises over 6,200 hotels, representing
more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries
and territories. As of March 31, 2013, 395 hotels, representing more than
30,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for
development in the United States. Additionally, 81 hotels, representing
approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or
approved for development in more than 20 other countries and territories. The
company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria
Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway
Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve
guests worldwide.

Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges® rewards program.
With nearly 17 million members worldwide, is one of the fastest growing hotel
loyalty programs in the travel industry.

Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels
International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites,
Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban
Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection and
SkyTouch Technology are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice
Hotels International.

(C)2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.



SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Website: http://www.choicehotels.com
Contact: Scott Carman, Choice Hotels, 301-592-6361,
scott_carman@choicehotels.com