Updated Approval as of November 13, 2012
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Red Lion Hotels Corporation (the “Company”) believes that share ownership by the Company’s Directors and Executives (defined below) is very important for the Company. Share ownership demonstrates to our shareholders, the investing public and the rest of the Company’s associates senior management’s commitment to the Company and directly aligns senior managements’ interests with our shareholders. Therefore, the Board adopted the following Stock Ownership Guidelines for Directors and Executive Officers effective as of March 23, 2010.
Each non-employee Director is required to own the lesser of either (i) 30,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, or (ii) a number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal in value to at least five times the director’s annual base retainer (however paid). Each Director will have three years from the later of the date of his or her election to the Board or the adoption of these guidelines to attain such level of ownership.
Each of the Company’s President & CEO, Executive Vice Presidents, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel (“Executives”) is required to own the lesser of either (i) 30,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, or (ii) a number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal in value to at least his or her annual base salary. Each Executive will have four years from the date of his or her appointment, or if currently an Executive, four years from the adoption of these guidelines to attain such level of ownership. These stock ownership guidelines may not apply to any Executive who is in his or her position on an interim basis.
The following may be used in determining stock ownership for purposes of these guidelines:
Stock ownership does not include any unexercised stock options or stock appreciation rights.