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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

 
FORM 8-K 
  

 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 4, 2017
 
APPLE HOSPITALITY REIT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Virginia
 
001-37389
 
26-1379210
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
814 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia
 
23219
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(804) 344-8121
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company    

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     




Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (which is referred to below as the “Company”) is filing this report in accordance with Items 8.01 and 9.01 of Form 8-K.

Item 8.01.  Other Events.

On December 4, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing it recently completed the acquisition of a Home2 Suites by Hilton® in Anchorage, Alaska.

A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

99.1






SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

   
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
   
By:
/s/ Justin G. Knight
 
Justin G. Knight
President and Chief Executive Officer
   
 
 December 4, 2017
 


 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)


Exhibit 99.1
 
Apple Hospitality REIT Acquires Home2 Suites by Hilton in Anchorage

RICHMOND, Va. (December 4, 2017) – Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (“Apple Hospitality” or the “Company”) today announced that it acquired the 135-room Home2 Suites by Hilton® in Anchorage, Alaska, for a purchase price of approximately $24 million, or $178,000 per key.

“We are pleased to add this extended-stay hotel to our portfolio and increase our presence in the dynamic Anchorage market,” said Nelson Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Apple Hospitality REIT. “The hotel is located in midtown Anchorage and benefits from a variety of corporate and leisure demand drivers including nearby corporate offices, large education and healthcare facilities, oil and gas exploration and production, and state parks. This is the fifth hotel we have acquired in the last three months, and like our previous acquisitions, this asset highlights our focus on high-quality, select-service hotels that are well located within strong markets.”

The Home2 Suites by Hilton® Anchorage/Midtown is located at 4700 Union Square Drive in Anchorage. The hotel opened in December 2015 and is convenient to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Port of Anchorage, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a variety of corporate offices, and numerous recreational, dining and shopping options.

Following this acquisition, the Apple Hospitality portfolio includes 239 hotels, with approximately 30,300 guest rooms, geographically diversified throughout 34 states.

About Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, select-service hotels in the United States. The Company’s portfolio consists of 239 hotels, with approximately 30,300 guest rooms, diversified across the Hilton® and Marriott® families of brands with locations in urban, high-end suburban and developing markets throughout 34 states. For more information, please visit www.applehospitalityreit.com.



Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer
Certain statements contained in this press release other than historical facts may be considered forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are predictions and generally can be identified by use of statements that include phrases such as “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “project,” “target,” “goal,” “plan,” “should,” “will,” “predict,” “potential,” “outlook,” “strategy,” and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes.  Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Apple Hospitality to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, but are not limited to, the ability of Apple Hospitality to effectively acquire and dispose of properties; the ability of Apple Hospitality to implement its operating strategy; changes in general political, economic and competitive conditions and specific market conditions; adverse changes in the real estate and real estate capital markets; financing risks; the outcome of current and future litigation; regulatory proceedings or inquiries; and changes in laws or regulations or interpretations of current laws and regulations that impact Apple Hospitality’s business, assets or classification as a real estate investment trust.  Although Apple Hospitality believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore there can be no assurance that such statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate.  In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by Apple Hospitality or any other person that the results or conditions described in such statements or the objectives and plans of Apple Hospitality will be achieved.  In addition, Apple Hospitality’s qualification as a real estate investment trust involves the application of highly technical and complex provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.  Readers should carefully review Apple Hospitality’s financial statements and the notes thereto, as well as the risk factors described in Apple Hospitality’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.  Any forward-looking statement that Apple Hospitality makes speaks only as of the date of such statements.  Apple Hospitality undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or cautionary factors, as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact:
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
Kelly Clarke, Vice President, Investor Relations
804‐727‐6321
kclarke@applereit.com

For additional information or to receive press releases by email, visit www.applehospitalityreit.com.
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