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Gerardo L. Lopez

President and Chief Executive Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc., and ESH Hospitality, Inc.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc., and ESH Hospitality, Inc.

Gerardo (Gerry) I. Lopez

Gerardo (Gerry) I. Lopez currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc. since August 2015. Prior to joining Extended Stay America, Inc., Mr. Lopez served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of AMC Entertainment, Inc. from March 2009 to August 2015, and held a variety of esteemed positions, including President of Global Consumer Products at Starbucks Coffee Company, President at Handleman Company, and President of the International Division of International Home Foods. He has also held a variety of executive management positions with Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola and the Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Lopez sits on the board of National Cinemedia, LLC., Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, Open Road Films and Recreational Equipment, Inc. Mr. Lopez joined the Board of Directors in February 2013 and is a member of the Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees of the Company.