>DiamondRock Hospitality Company Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

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BETHESDA, Maryland, Tuesday May 5, 2009 – DiamondRock Hospitality Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: DRH) today announced results of operations for its first fiscal quarter ended March 27, 2009. The Company is a lodging focused real estate investment trust that owns twenty premium hotels in North America.
First Quarter 2009 Highlights
RevPAR: The Company’s same-store RevPAR decreased 16.5 percent compared to the same period in 2008.
Hotel Adjusted EBITDA Margins: The Company’s same-store Hotel Adjusted EBITDA margins decreased 438 basis points compared to the same period in 2008.
Adjusted EBITDA: The Company’s Adjusted EBITDA was $20.3 million.
Adjusted FFO: The Company’s Adjusted FFO was $14.8 million and Adjusted FFO per diluted share was $0.16.
Successful Equity Raise: The Company issued 17,825,000 shares of its common stock at $4.85 per share after the first quarter, which resulted in net proceeds of $82.1 million.
Credit Facility Repayment: The Company repaid the outstanding balance of $52 million on its senior unsecured credit facility after the first quarter and now has $200 million of borrowing capacity.

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