Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation Announces Tax Reporting Information for Calendar Year 2021

NEW YORK, January 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE) (the “Company”) today announced the 2021 tax treatment for the Company’s common stock distributions (CUSIP # 04013V-10- 8th).

Form 1099

References:

(Boxes 1a+2a)

Box 1a

Box 1b

Box 2a

Box 2b

box 5

RecordDate

Payment Date

Cash Distribution Per Share

Distribution Allocable to 2021

Taxable Ordinary

dividends

Taxable Qualified Dividends(1)

Total Capital Gain Distribution

Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain(2)

Section 199A Dividends(1)

12/30/2020

1/15/2021

$0.3300

$0.0000(3)

$0.0000

$0.0000

$0.0000

$0.0000

$0.0000

3/31/2021

4/15/2021

$0.3500

$0.3500

$0.3500

$0.0127

$0.0000

$0.0000

$0.3373

6/30/2021

7/15/2021

$0.3500

$0.3500

$0.3500

$0.0127

$0.0000

$0.0000

$0.3373

9/30/2021

10/15/2021

$0.3500

$0.3500

$0.3500

$0.0127

$0.0000

$0.0000

$0.3373

12/31/2021

1/19/2022

$0.3500

$0.3500(4)

$0.3500

$0.0127

$0.0000

$0.0000

$0.3373

totals

$1.4000

$1.4000

$0.0508

$0.0000

$0.0000

$1.3492

(1)

Boxes 1b and 5 are subsets of, and included in, Box 1a

(2)

Box 2b is a subset of, and included in, Box 2a

(3)

The entire distribution of $0.3300 per share was treated as taxable in 2020 pursuant to Section 857(b)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code

(4)

The entire distribution of $0.3500 per share is treated as taxable in 2021 pursuant to Section 857(b)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code

The amounts indicated above are not classified as excess inclusion income. Stockholders are encouraged to consult with their own tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of the Company’s distributions.

About Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation is a specialty finance company primarily engaged in originating and investing in commercial real estate loans and related investments. Through its national direct origination platform, the Company provides a broad offering of flexible and reliable financing solutions for commercial real estate owners and operators. The Company originated senior mortgage loans, as well as subordinate financings, mezzanine debt and preferred equity, with an emphasis on providing value added financing on a variety of properties located in liquid markets across the United States. Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation elected and qualified to be taxed as a real estate investment trust and is externally managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation. For more information, please visit www.arescre.com. The contents of such website are not, and should not be deemed to be, incorporated by reference.

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Forward-looking statements

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Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation
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