Red Lion Hotels Corporation Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation (“RLHC" or the "company”) (NYSE:RLH), a growing hospitality company that operates and franchises upscale, midscale and economy hotels, today announced that the company intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of its common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. All of the shares of the common stock to be sold in the proposed offering will be sold by the company. The proposed offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the final size or terms of the offering.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering for general corporate purposes, which may include pursuing acquisitions and supporting its working capital needs, although no specific acquisitions are currently contemplated.

Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC and B. Riley & Co., LLC are acting as the joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

The proposed offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 21, 2016. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the proposed offering have been filed with the SEC and may be obtained by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or, when available, by contacting Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, 222 South Ninth Street, Suite 350, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by telephone at 612-334-6300, or by email at prospectus@chlm.com; or B. Riley & Co. LLC, 11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90025, by telephone at 888-295-0155, or by email at capitalmarkets@brileyco.com. The final terms of the proposed offering will be disclosed in a final prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About RLHC

Red Lion Hotels Corporation, established in 1959, is an international hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels under the Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites, GuestHouse, Settle Inn, Vantage Hotels, Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Lexington by Vantage, America’s Best Inns & Suites; Country Hearth Inns; Jameson Inn; Signature Inn and 3 Palms Hotels & Resorts brands. The company also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business under the brand name TicketsWest. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.rlhco.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities law, including statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, projections of future events or performance and underlying assumptions (many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions). The forward-looking statements in this press release are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed. For example, forward-looking statements include statements related to current market conditions and expectations related to the proposed public offering. The proposed offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Additional risks and uncertainties include, among others, economic cycles; international conflicts; changes in future demand and supply for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with franchisees and properties; impact of government regulations; ability to obtain financing; changes in energy, healthcare, insurance and other operating expenses; ability to sell non-core assets; ability to locate lessees for rental property; dependency upon the ability and experience of executive officers and ability to retain or replace such officers as well as other matters discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and in other documents filed by the company with the SEC. RLHC disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Relations Contact Evelyn Infurna O: 203-682-8265 C: 203-856-2088 Investor.relations@redlion.com

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