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This excerpt taken from the FCH DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2009.

Related Party Transactions

Employment Arrangement with Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr.

We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Corcoran as of February 7, 2006, in connection with his appointment as our Chairman of the Board of Directors. The employment agreement is for a five-year term, with automatic renewals for terms of one year each, subject to termination upon prior notice by either party. Under the agreement, Mr. Corcoran received an annual base salary, for the initial year of the term, of no less than $473,434, and for each subsequent year (including any renewal periods), Mr. Corcoran is to be paid an annual salary of no less than $362,250. Mr. Corcoran also participates in our cash and restricted stock incentive

 

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programs, as established by our Compensation Committee from year to year. Mr. Corcoran’s current employment agreement incorporates the terms of his change in control and severance agreement, which continues in force. In 2008, Mr. Corcoran received total compensation of $1,018,371, which includes $388,042 in salary, $541,538 in stock awards (representing the aggregate amount recognized as compensation cost in 2008 under FAS 123R), $52,541 in non-equity incentive plan compensation, $23,250 for FelCor’s 150% match of employee contributions to FelCor’s 401(k) plan and $13,000 in supplemental insurance benefits.

Sharing of Offices and Employees

We share our executive offices and certain employees with TCOR Holdings, LLC, successor to FelCor, Inc., an entity controlled by Mr. Corcoran. TCOR Holdings, LLC bears its share of the costs thereof, including an allocated portion of the rent, salaries of certain personnel, office supplies, telephones and depreciation of office furniture, fixtures and equipment. Any allocation of these shared expenses to us must be approved by a majority of our independent directors. During 2008,TCOR Holdings, LLC paid approximately $60,000 of such expenses. Mr. Corcoran’s salary is paid solely by us, and he receives no salary from TCOR Holdings, LLC. Mr. Corcoran is the former President and Chief Executive Officer and the current Chairman of the Board and a director of our Company.

Our Policy Regarding Related Party Transactions

As they arise, we review all relationships and transactions in which we and our directors or executive officers or their immediate family members are participants to determine whether such persons have a direct or indirect material interest. Although we do not have a formal policy specifically addressing all related party transactions, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics does cover conflicts of interest generally and applies to all of our officers, directors and employees, but not directly to 10% or greater stockholders. Under this Code, conflicts of interest are prohibited as a matter of policy. If any officer, director or employee becomes aware of any material transaction or relationship that reasonably could be expected to give rise to a conflict of interest, that person is required to report the transaction or relationship in writing to our president or general counsel. The Code also provides guidelines on what may constitute conflicts of interest and sets forth standards to be followed in common situations where potential conflicts of interest may arise.

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