Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces 2020 Dividend Income Tax Treatment NYSE:ARI

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company” or “ARI”) (NYSE: ARI) today announced the estimated tax treatment of the company’s dividends for 2020 on its Common Stock (CUSIP # 03762U105) and on its 8.00% cumulatively redeemable perpetual perpetual preferred stock of Series B.

The federal income tax classification of the distributions for 2020 on the company’s common stock, as expected to be reported on Form 1099-DIV, is shown in the table below:

Recording date date of payment Total distribution per share Ordinary earnings per share (2) Return on investment per share Capital gain per share
December 31, 2019 January 15, 2020 $ 0.46 $ 0.1816 $ 0.2784 – –
March 31, 2020 April 15, 2020 $ 0.40 $ 0.1579 $ 0.2421 – –
06/30/2020 07/15/2020 $ 0.35 $ 0.1382 $ 0.2118 – –
09/30/2020 October 15, 2020 $ 0.35 $ 0.1382 $ 0.2118 – –
December 31, 2020 (1) January 15, 2021 $ 0.35 – – – – – –

(1) Pursuant to Section 857 (b) (9) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, cash distributions made on January 15, 2021 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2020, will be treated to the extent of tax revenue and – profits of the company for 2020 as received by the shareholders on December 31, 2020. Because the Company’s total cash distributions exceeded its 2020 tax receipts and profits, any cash distributions reported in the fourth quarter of 2020 for January 2021 will be treated as a 2021 distribution for federal income tax purposes and will not be included on the 2020 Form 1099-DIV.

(2) May receive a 20% deduction from the “Qualifying Business Income Deduction” under IRC Section 199A (b) (1) (B). Shareholders are advised to consult with their own tax advisor about the specific tax treatment of the Company’s distributions.

The state income tax classification of the distributions for 2020 for the 8.00% Accumulated Redeemable Perpetual Perpetual Preferred Stock of 8.00%, as expected to be reported on Form 1099-DIV, is shown in the following table:

Recording date date of payment Total distribution per share Ordinary earnings per share Return on investment per share Capital gain per share
March 31, 2020 April 15, 2020 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 – – – –
06/30/2020 07/15/2020 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 – – – –
09/30/2020 October 15, 2020 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 – – – –
December 31, 2020 January 15, 2021 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 – – – –

Shareholders are advised to consult with their own tax advisor about the specific tax treatment of the Company’s distributions.

About Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE: ARI) is a real estate investment trust that primarily invests, purchases, invests, and manages commercial prime mortgage loans, subordinated finance, and other commercial real estate-related debt. The company is externally owned by ACREFI Management, LLC, a Delaware limited company and an indirect subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, Inc., a leading global alternative investment manager with approximately $ 433 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2020, managed and advised.

For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.apolloreit.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Investor Relations
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