May 24 (Reuters) - Choice Hotels International Inc
* Choice Hotels announces leadership appointments and transition
* Announced promotion of two executives and a planned transition of chief financial officer position.
* Chief operating officer Patrick S. Pacious has been promoted to president and chief operating officer
* Choice Hotels International Inc says Scott E. Oaksmith has been promoted to senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer
* Choice Hotels has hired Spencer Stuart to conduct an executive search for a permanent CFO successor
* Says CFO David L. White will be transitioning from company and will pursue other professional opportunitie
* Says White will step down as CFO on June 3rd but will remain with company to assist with CFO transition Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780)