American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Announces Election of Directors and May 2017 Distribution

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – May 16, 2017) – American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (“AHIP“) (TSX: HOT.UN) (OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today that at its annual and special meeting of unitholders held on May 10, 2017 (the “Meeting“), all directors nominated as listed in the information circular dated April 7, 2017 were directed to be elected as directors of American Hotel Income Properties REIT (GP) Inc. for the ensuing year. As a ballot was not required, the number of votes disclosed in the below table reflects only the proxies received by management of AHIP in advance of the Meeting:

    Votes For   Withhold Votes
Director   Number   Percentage   Number   Percentage
Robert O'Neill   13,722,864     99.73%     37,080     0.27%  
W. Michael Murphy   13,296,976     96.64%     462,968     3.36%  
Minaz Abji   13,724,349     99.74%     35,595     0.26%  
Stephen J. Evans   13,329,673     96.87%     430,271     3.13%  
Richard Frank   13,729,581     99.78%     30,363     0.22%  
Tamara L. Lawson   13,684,816     99.45%     75,128     0.55%  
Charles van der Lee   13,600,304     98.84%     159,640     1.16%  
Elizabeth Walters   13,668,635     99.34%     91,309     0.66%  

AHIP has also filed a report of voting results of all resolutions voted on at the Meeting on SEDAR at


AHIP also announced today a cash distribution of US$0.054 per limited partnership unit for the period of May 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017, which is equivalent to US$0.648 per unit on an annualized basis. The distribution will be paid on June 15, 2017 to unitholders of record at the close of business on May 31, 2017.

AHIP's policy is to pay cash distributions on or about the 15th day of each month to the unitholders of record on the last business day of the preceding month.


AHIP is a limited partnership formed under the Limited Partnerships Act (Ontario) to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States and engaged primarily in growing a portfolio of premium branded, select–service hotels in larger secondary markets with diverse and stable demand generators as well as long standing contractual railway customers.

AHIP's long–term objectives are to build on its proven track record of successful investment, deliver reliable and consistent U.S. dollar denominated distributions to unitholders and add value through ongoing growth of its diversified hotel portfolio.


Additional information relating to AHIP, including its other public filings, is available on SEDAR at and on AHIP's website at


Anticipate Increasing Adherence Budgets for Digital Patient Compliance Activities

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—(Marketwired – May 16, 2017) – Investments in digital patient adherence strategies have increased from an average of 21% in 2015 to an anticipated average 33% in 2017, according to a new study.

The data in Patient Adherence Program Planning: Drive Compliance to Improve Treatment Outcomes, published by pharmaceutical business intelligence firm Cutting Edge Information, show that surveyed patient adherence teams typically dedicate the largest percentage of their activities budget to digital channels. Digital adherence channels include educational and patient support sites, live chats with healthcare professionals, and email communications to patients.

Mobile initiatives receive the second largest increase in budget allocations, according to the study. From 2015 to 2017, surveyed groups anticipate an increase of 4% in average budget allocated to mobile adherence channels — including text messaging and mobile health applications. As such, data from the study show a steady decrease in the percentage of brand budget allocated to print channels. Print–based initiatives are expected to decrease throughout this year, from an average of 14% in 2015 to an average of 11% in 2017.

“Because the global population is gaining access to online media every day, digital channels are key in engaging with healthcare consumers,” said Adam Bianchi, senior director of research at Cutting Edge Information. “Although pharmaceutical teams still incorporate traditional print adherence activities, such as educational brochures and direct mail campaigns, teams are continuously moving towards online and mobile technology.”

Digital patient adherence activities span a number of initiative types, and are not limited to standard product information websites. Patient adherence groups may also support peer support websites or online forums for patients, social media pages for products, and patient groups and live chat with healthcare professionals. Digital channels also include email messaging campaigns — both those that focus on refill or dosing reminder messages, as well as those focused on other messages. Finally, companies may also support gamification initiatives to encourage patient compliance and other innovative digital activities.

Patient Adherence Program Planning: Drive Compliance to Improve Treatment Outcomes, available at–adherence–program–planning/, examines how pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life science companies develop and support patient adherence topics. The report includes detailed benchmarking metrics and case studies of winning initiatives, including budgets, timing, outsourcing and vendor selection, as well as program channels — including digital and mobile resources — for new patient adherence initiatives.

The report is a decision support tool for life science companies seeking to implement or improve their approaches to patient adherence. The report is designed to help executives:

  • Develop a winning combination of patient adherence activities across a range of media.
  • Take advantage of new patient adherence technologies and strategies, such as gamification.
  • Benchmark budget and staffing resources for patient adherence initiatives.
  • Discover industry trends and insights into new approaches for patient adherence programs.

For more information about Cutting Edge Information's patient adherence research and to obtain a copy of Patient Adherence Program Planning: Drive Compliance to Improve Treatment Outcomes, please visit

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