>Lone Star Funds Acquires Lodgian

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>Lodgian Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Lone Star Funds for approximately US$270 million, including assumed debt.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lone Star will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Lodgian for $2.50 per share in an all-cash transaction. The price represents a premium of approximately 67.2 percent over Lodgian’s average closing share price during the trading period of one calendar month prior to January 15, 2010 and 64.3 percent over Lodgian’s average closing share price during the trading period of six calendar months prior to January 15.
Lodgian’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the merger agreement and has recommended approval of the transaction by Lodgian shareholders.

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