Choice Hotels Sets Anual Meeting Date

Choice Hotels International, Inc., (NYSE:CHH) today announced it will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Monday, April 28, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time at the Choice Hotels Learning Center, 10720 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Md.

The record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive notice of and vote at the meeting was March 10, 2003. On the meeting agenda are the election of three Class III directors to hold office for a three-year term ending at the 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, approval of an amendment to the Non-Employee Director Stock Option and Deferred Compensation Stock Purchase Plan, and other business that properly comes before the meeting.
Nominees for director this year are Barbara Bainum, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., and Larry R. Levitan.

A more detailed description of the matters to be discussed were included in a proxy statement that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 27, 2003.

Choice Hotels International is one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors, marketing more than 5,000 hotels open or under development in 48 countries and territories under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s web site at www.choicehotels.com.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International..

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