Strategy

Glade M. Knight

Glade M. Knight

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

With more than 39 years of real estate experience, Glade Knight serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (formerly Apple REIT Nine, Inc.) and Apple REIT Ten, Inc. He founded Apple REIT Ten in 2010 and led the merge of Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. into Apple REIT Nine in March of 2014, which was renamed Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. Mr. Knight also founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of Apple Hospitality Two from 1999 until May of 2007 when the lodging real estate investment trust was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion. He served in the same capacity for Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. from 2002 until October of 2007 when the company was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust and for Apple REIT Six from 2004 until May of 2013 when the company was sold to BRE Select Hotels Corp., a subsidiary of Blackstone. Mr. Knight served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for Apple REIT Seven and Apple REIT Eight from their inceptions in 2006 and 2007, respectively, until they merged into Apple Hospitality REIT on March 1, 2014. In addition, Mr. Knight founded and served as the chairman and CEO of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc. (NYSE: TCR) from 1993 until 2005 when the company merged with Colonial Properties (NYSE: CLP).

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Justin Knight

President

Justin Knight serves as President for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (formerly Apple REIT Nine, Inc.) and Apple REIT Ten, Inc. Mr. Knight joined the companies in 2000 and has been a key player in developing the corporate infrastructure and strategies, negotiating more than $5 billion in acquisitions, and overseeing and supporting property renovations, a $425 million merger of two REITs, the sale of Apple Hospitality Two, Inc., the sale of Apple Hospitality Five, Inc., the sale of Apple REIT Six, Inc., a merger of Apple REIT Seven and Apple REIT Eight into Apple REIT Nine and seven public offerings of equity capital, together totaling $5.925 billion, and another ongoing offering of $2 billion. Justin has encouraged his team to think innovatively and respond dynamically. He has developed a knack for identifying valuable hotels in strong markets and driving performance through asset management and strategic property improvements.

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Kristian Gathright

Kristian Gathright, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Kristian "Krissy" Gathright, currently serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (formerly Apple REIT Nine, Inc.) and Apple REIT Ten, Inc. Ms. Gathright also served as Chief Operating Officer of Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. from 1999 until May of 2007 when the company was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion. She also served as Sr. Vice President of Operations for Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. from its inception in 2002 until it was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust in 2007 and Apple REIT Six from 2004 until it was sold to BRE Select Hotels Corp in May of 2013. Ms. Gathright served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. from their inception in 2006 and 2007, respectively until they merged into Apple REIT Nine, Inc. in March of 2014. Ms. Gathright has been in the real estate investment industry since 1996. Prior to managing the Apple REIT companies, she served as Assistant Vice President and Investor Relations Manager for Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, a REIT focusing on the ownership and management of apartment homes in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. From 1996 to 1998, she was an Asset Manager and Regional Controller of the Northern Region Operations for United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., a Real Estate Investment Trust headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. And, prior to that time she was an auditor with Ernst & Young.

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David McKenney

President of Capital Markets

David McKenney serves as President of Capital Markets for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. and Apple REIT Ten, Inc. Mr. McKenney also served as President of Capital Markets for Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. from its inception until May of 2007 when the Company was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion; Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. from its inception until it was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust in October of 2007; Apple REIT Six from its inception until it was sold to BRE Select Hotels Corp in May of 2013; and Apple REIT Seven and Apple REIT Eight from their inception in 2006 and 2007, respectively, until they merged into Apple REIT Nine in March of 2014. Mr. McKenney has been with the Apple REITs since their beginnings and during that time has overseen seven public offerings of equity capital totaling $5.925 billion, a merger of Apple REIT Seven and Apple REIT Eight into Apple REIT Nine, an ongoing offering of $2 billion and a $425 million merger of two REITs. In addition, he oversees the Investor Services department of the Company.

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Bryan Peery

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Peery serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. and Apple REIT Ten, Inc. Mr. Peery served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. until it was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May of 2007 and Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. until it was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October of 2007, and Apple REIT Six, Inc. until it was sold to BRE Select Hotels Corp in May of 2013. He served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Apple REIT Seven and Apple REIT Eight from their inception in 2006 and 2007, respectively, until they merged into Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. in March of 2014. Mr. Peery is a Certified Public Accountant and joined the companies at the end of 2003 and has since been a driving force on the Apple REIT team, overseeing financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and forecasting for the company.

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David Buckley

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel

David Buckley, serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. and Apple REIT Ten, Inc. Mr. Buckley served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. from 2005 until May of 2007 when the company was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion; Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. from 2005 until October of 2007 when the company was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc.; and Apple REIT Six, Inc. from 2005 until May of 2013 when the company was sold to BRE Select Hotels Corp. He served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary of Apple REIT Seven and Apple REIT Eight from their inceptions in 2006 and 2007, respectively, until they merged into Apple REIT Nine in March of 2014. Mr. Buckley oversees all of the Company’s legal matters.

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