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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI)

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The Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 8, 2021, at which 111,543,528 shares of the Company’s common stock were represented in person or by proxy representing approximately 79.7% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock entitled to vote.
At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders: (i) elected the nine directors named below for a term expiring in 2022; (ii) ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021; and (iii) approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s 2020 Proxy Statement. The final results for the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.
(i) The voting results with respect to the election of each director were as follows:

NameVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Mark C. Biderman87,674,973949,77022,918,785
Brenna Haysom87,811,031813,71222,918,785
Robert A. Kasdin75,537,78313,086,96022,918,785
Katherine G. Newman82,334,1826,290,56122,918,785
Eric L. Press82,342,0316,282,71222,918,785
Scott S. Prince75,482,05413,142,68922,918,785
Stuart A. Rothstein86,564,9742,059,76922,918,785
Michael E. Salvati71,437,59817,187,14522,918,785
Carmencita N.M. Whonder80,250,4578,374,28622,918,785
(ii) The voting results with respect to the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 were as follows:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
110,733,536533,602276,390
(iii) The voting results with respect to the approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers were as follows:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
84,396,6663,596,641631,43722,918,784