Washington, D.C. 20549


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*
Clarkson David

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Extended Stay America, Inc. [ STAY ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
See Remarks
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Paired Shares(1) 29,558(2) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each Paired Share is comprised of one share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Extended Stay America, Inc. and one share of Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of ESH Hospitality, Inc., which shares are paired and traded as a single unit.
2. This amount includes 4,729 Paired Shares subject to awards of time-vesting restricted stock units. Subject to the reporting person's continued employment with the issuer through the applicable vesting date, 595 of these restricted stock units are scheduled to vest on February 23, 2021; 1,438 are scheduled to vest in equal installments on February 7, 2021 and February 7, 2022; and 2,696 are scheduled to vest in substantially equal installments on February 6, 2021, February 6, 2022 and February 6, 2023. Vested restricted stock units will be settled in Paired Shares on the March 15th next following the applicable vesting date (or, in any year when the 15th of March falls on a non-business day, the business day immediately prior to such date).
Mr. Clarkson is the Chief Financial Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. A Form 3 reflecting the holdings shown on this Form 3 has been concurrently filed with respect to ESH Hospitality, Inc. as issuer.
/s/ Christopher Dekle, Attorney-in-Fact for David Clarkson 09/14/2020
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Christopher Dekle, with full power of substitution, the undersigned’s true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:
execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned’s capacity as executive officer and/or director of Extended Stay America, Inc. (the “Company”), any forms required to be filed by the undersigned pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules thereunder, and any other forms or reports the undersigned may be required to file in connection with the undersigned’s ownership, acquisition, or disposition of securities of the Company;
do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such forms required to be filed by the undersigned pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any such Form 3, 4, or 5, or other form or report, including without limitation, all forms or reports necessary to obtain EDGAR Identification Numbers, and timely file such form or report with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and
take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact’s discretion.
The undersigned hereby grants to such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact’s substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming any of the undersigned’s responsibilities to comply with either Rule 144 under the Securities Act or Section 16 of the Exchange Act.
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file any forms required to be filed by the undersigned pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act or Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to the undersigned’s holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorney-in-fact.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 10th day of September, 2020.


/s/ David Clarkson

David Clarkson