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ASHFORD ANNOUNCES PLANNED DEPARTURE OF EXECUTIVE

DALLAS, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford Inc. (NYSE American: AINC) ("Ashford" or the "Company") today announced that Jeremy Welter, its President and Chief Operating Officer, will be leaving the Company effective July 15, 2022.  Mr. Welter's position as Chief Operating Officer of Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT) and Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BHR) will also end effective July 15, 2022.  

"I would like to thank Jeremy for all of his invaluable contributions to our organization over his long tenure with us," commented Monty J. Bennett, Ashford's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "He has played an integral part in maximizing the value of our hotel assets and in putting together the group of companies that we have today.  We would not be where we are today without Jeremy's creativity & leadership.  We have a deep bench of talented executives across our organization, and I believe we are well-positioned to continue to capitalize on the recovery we are seeing in our industry." 

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Ashford is an alternative asset management company with a portfolio of strategic operating businesses that provides global asset management, investment management and related services to the real estate and hospitality sectors.

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