SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BAINUM BRUCE

(Last) (First) (Middle)
8171 MAPLE LAWN BLVD
SUITE 375

(Street)
FULTON MD 20759

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INC /DE [ CHH ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/06/2015
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 11/06/2015 11/06/2015 S 21,335 D $54.2626 2,795,985 I See Footnote (1)
Common Stock 130,814 I See Footnote (2)
Common Stock 922,096 I See Footnote (3)
Common Stock 306,201 I See Footnote (4)
Common Stock 01/16/2015 01/16/2015 J V 16,800 D $0.00 69,330 I See Footnote (5)
Common Stock 1,097,314 I See Footnote (6)
Common Stock 6,595 I See Footnote (7)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares owned by the Bruce Bainum Declaration of Trust ("Bruce Trust") for which Dr. Bainum is the sole trustee and current beneficiary.
2. The proportionate interest of the Bruce Trust in shares (978,482) owned by Mid Pines Associates, L.P. ("Mid Pines") an entity in which the Bruce Trust has shared voting authority.
3. The proportionate interest of the Bruce Trust in shares (6,821,574) owned by Realty Investment Co. Inc., ("Realty") a family real estate investment and management company in which Dr. Bainum is a noncontrolling shareholder and shares voting authority. Realty owns Choice stock as well as other assets.
4. The proportionate interest in shares owned by Realty (6,821,574) of individual trusts for the benefit of Dr. Bainum's adult children for which Dr. Bainum is the trustee. Beneficial ownership is disclaimed.
5. The proportionate interest in shares owned by Mid Pines (978,482) of individual trusts for the benefit of Dr. Bainum's adult children for which Dr. Bainum is the trustee. Beneficial ownership is disclaimed.
6. The proportionate interest of Dr. Bainum, the Bruce Trust and a grantor retained annuity trust created by Dr. Bainum, in shares owned by Posadas Holdings, LLC, ("Posadas") a family investment entity in which Dr. Bainum shares voting authority.
7. Shares owned by a trust for the benefit of Dr. Bainum's descendants for which Dr. Bainum is the trustee.
Remarks:
Christine A. Shreve, POA 11/10/2015
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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