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Blackwells Exposes the Futility of Braemar’s May 6th Announcement

Highlights a Pattern of Similar, Troubling Behavior by the Board

Invites Shareholders to Visit For More Information on Blackwells’ Nominees, Campaign and Timeline of Engagement with Braemar

NEW YORK, May 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blackwells Capital LLC (“Blackwells”), a shareholder of Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. (“Braemar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BHR), today released a presentation entitled “Too Little, Too Late” which may be found at

Jason Aintabi, Chief Investment Officer of Blackwells, said:

“We have previously warned the Board against digging an even bigger hole for themselves by enabling the continued value destructive behaviour of Montgomery Bennett and Braemar’s external advisor. We question the motivations that produced a very uninspiring price for Torrey Hilton, and led to the authorization of a suspiciously timed share buyback; this Board must pause any and all strategic initiatives until shareholders have their say at the ballot box.”

Blackwells encourages all shareholders to review Blackwells’ materials, the details of its engagement with the Company, information about Blackwells’ nominees, and other important information at

Shareholders are also invited to follow Blackwells’ campaign on X at @nomoremonty and Instagram at @no_more_monty.

About Blackwells Capital

Blackwells Capital was founded in 2016 by Jason Aintabi, its Chief Investment Officer. Since that time, it has made investments in public securities, engaging with management and boards, both publicly and privately, to help unlock value for stakeholders, including shareholders, employees and communities. Throughout their careers, Blackwells’ principals have invested globally on behalf of leading public and private equity firms and have held operating roles and served on the boards of media, energy, technology, insurance and real estate enterprises. For more information, please visit


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Blackwells, Blackwells Onshore I LLC, Jason Aintabi, Michael Cricenti, Jennifer M. Hill, Betsy L. McCoy and Steven J. Pully (collectively, the “Participants”) are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company for the 2024 Annual Meeting. On April 3, 2024, the Participants filed with the SEC their definitive proxy statement and accompanying WHITE proxy card in connection with their solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company.

All shareholders of the Company are advised to read the definitive proxy statement, the accompanying WHITE UNIVERSAL proxy card and other documents related to the solicitation of proxies by the Participants, as they contain important information, including additional information related to the Participants and their direct or indirect interests in the Company, by security holdings or otherwise.

The definitive proxy statement and an accompanying WHITE universal proxy card will be furnished to some or all of the Company’s shareholders and are, along with other relevant documents, available at no charge on the SEC’s website at In addition, the Participants will provide copies of the definitive proxy statement without charge, upon request. Requests for copies should be directed to Blackwells.

The Company’s board of directors has purported to reject as invalid our nominations to elect each of Blackwells’ nominees and determined that our notice is purportedly non-compliant with the Bylaws and defective. On March 24, 2024, Braemar brought suit against each of the Participants, Blackwells Holding Co. LLC, Vandewater Capital Holdings, LLC, Blackwells Asset Management LLC and BW Coinvest Management I LLC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, seeking injunctive relief against solicitation of proxies by Blackwells and a declaratory judgment that Blackwells’ nomination is invalid due to Blackwells’ alleged violations of the Company’s Bylaws, and, as a result, Blackwells’ slate of purported nominees is invalid and ineligible to stand for election by the Company’s shareholders. Ultimately, Blackwells believes the Company’s claims have no merit. On April 11, 2024, Blackwells Capital filed a Complaint in the District Court against the Company and the Company’s directors. Blackwells Capital alleges, among other things, that the Company improperly rejected Blackwells Capital’s nomination notice, breached its bylaws, and violated Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by issuing false and misleading statements and failing to disclose The Dallas Express as a proxy participant. The action filed by the Company on March 24, 2024 and the action filed by Blackwells Capital on April 11, 2024 have been consolidated (the “Consolidated Litigation”). The Consolidated Litigation is currently stayed. The outcome of the Consolidated Litigation and any related litigation may affect our ability to deliver proxies submitted to us on the WHITE Universal Proxy Card.

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