Choice Hotels Names David Tucker Vice President, Internal Audit

SILVER SPRING, Md. (February 28, 2002) - Worldwide hotel franchisor Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has appointed David Tucker, vice president, Internal Audit.


In his position, Tucker will be responsible for developing, installing and administering Choice`s internal audit program.


Tucker, who reports to Joe Squeri, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, joined Choice in 2000 as director of Internal Audit. As a result of his efforts, Choice was able to improve company performance.


“David`s leadership skills and expertise in audit management and accounting is unparalleled,” said Squeri. “He has helped Choice establish an efficient and reliable internal audit function.”


Prior to joining Choice, Tucker served as audit manager for The Ryland Group, Inc. and MNC Financial, Inc.

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Tucker is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor`s degree in accounting.


Headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., Choice franchises more than 5,000 hotels open and under development in 43 countries marketed under the brand names Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s Internet site at www.choicehotels.com.


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