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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc (ARI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Gault

72 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stuart Rothstein

52 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jai Agarwal

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Cindy Michel

45 2017 Chief Compliance Officer, Director

Eric Press

52 2009 Director

Mark Biderman

72 2010 Independent Director

Robert Kasdin

60 2014 Independent Director

Scott Prince

54 2013 Independent Director

Michael Salvati

65 2009 Independent Director

Hilary Ginsberg

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Gault

Mr. Jeffrey M. Gault. has served as an Independent Chairman of the board of directors of the Apollo Co. Mr. Gault currently serves as the chairman of the board of AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD), formerly Americold Logistics, LLC. Previously, Mr. Gault was president and chief executive officer of Americold Logistics from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining Americold Logistics, from 2005 to 2011, Mr. Gault was President of KB Urban, a division of KB Home (NYSE: KBH), general partner of LandCap Partners, an affiliate of Whitehall Funds, and manager of an affiliate of Westbrook Partners. Prior to that, Mr. Gault served as chief operating officer of Empire Land from 2000 to 2005, general partner of the Pritzker Family affiliated partnerships from 1995 to 2000, general partner of Sun America Realty Partners, an affiliate of Sun America Incorporated from 1990 to 1995, executive vice president and director of real estate at Home Savings of America & H.F. Ahmanson & Company from 1985 to 1990, and partner at Kennard, Dalahousie and Gault from 1971 to 1985. Mr. Gault currently serves as an independent director of Great Wolf Resorts Inc. From mid-2014 through May 2016, Mr. Gault served as a non-management director of Classic Party Rentals, a portfolio company of a fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), and since June 2016, he has been a director and the interim chief executive officer of Classic Party Rentals. He was a director of Morgan’s Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) from 2007 to 2011 and chairman of the Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board at the University of California at Berkeley from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Gault is the founder and owner of Solus Property Company, which was incorporated in 1979, and its affiliates. Mr. Gault received a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Environmental Design from Yale University.

Stuart Rothstein

Mr. Stuart A. Rothstein is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. From September 2009 through April 1, 2013, Mr. Rothstein also served as our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. He is also the Vice President of, and a member of the Investment Committee of, our Manager. Since 2009, Mr. Rothstein has been a partner and the Chief Operating Officer-Real Estate of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO). Mr. Rothstein is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the group as well as strategic planning and new business development. Since its initial public offering in July 2011 through January 1, 2014, Mr. Rothstein served as the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of AMTG. Prior to joining Apollo in 2009, Mr. Rothstein was a Co-Managing Partner of Four Corners Properties, a privately held real estate investment company. Previously, he was employed by KKR Financial Advisors, LLC, RBC Capital Markets, Related Capital Company and Spieker Properties, Inc. Mr. Rothstein graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Accounting and received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Rothstein was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the strategic leadership and business judgment he has demonstrated in his role as our President and Chief Executive Officer, and previously as our Chief Financial Officer, and his extensive managerial and executive experience.

Jai Agarwal

Mr. Jai Agarwal is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Apollo in June 2016, he served from 2014 until May 2016 as the chief financial officer and treasurer of CM Finance Inc. (NASDAQ: CMFN). Prior to CM Finance, Mr. Agarwal was a senior vice president in Blackstone’s real estate finance group from 2012 to 2014 and director of finance and accounting from 2008 through 2012 at Capital Trust, Inc., the predecessor to Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT). Prior to that, from 2000 until 2007, Mr. Agarwal held positions in finance and investments at iStar Inc. (NYSE: STAR). Mr. Agarwal holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Mumbai and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Cindy Michel

Ms. Cindy Z. Michel is Chief Compliance Officer and Director of the Company. She has been one of our directors since May 2017. Ms. Michel joined Apollo in 2007 and currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Apollo, Ms. Michel served as the Director of Compliance of the Private Equity Division and the Global Trading Strategies Group at Lehman Brothers. Prior to that, she was associated with the investment bank Credit Suisse Securities as a member of its Compliance Department supporting the Private Equity and Investment Banking businesses. Before joining Credit Suisse Securities, Ms. Michel was associated with the law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US). Ms. Michel graduated from Columbia University with an A.B. in English and Economics and holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Ms. Michel was nominated for election to our board of directors because of her extensive compliance experience and her strong knowledge of corporate governance and operations for public companies.

Eric Press

Mr. Eric L. Press is Director of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. He has been one of our directors since June 2009. He is also a Vice President of ACREFI Manager, LLC (our “Manager”) and a member of our Manager’s Investment Committee. Mr. Press has been a Senior Partner-Private Equity of Apollo since November 1998. Mr. Press joined Apollo in 1998. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Press was associated with the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and related financing transactions. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Press was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm focused on corporate strategy. Mr. Press serves on the boards of directors of Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation (NASD: CZR) (January 2008 to present), Princimar Chemical Holdings, LLC and affiliated entities (December 2013 to present), RCCH Health Partners and affiliated entities (October 2015 to present), and Constellis Holdings, LLC and affiliated entities (August 2016 to present). Previously, he served on the boards of directors of Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE: VRS) (December 2008 to July 2016), Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Affinion Group Inc. (October 2005 to November 2015), Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NYSE: NOR) (March 2007 to May 2015), Athene Holding Ltd. (June 2009 to February 2014), Athene Asset Management, L.P. (July 2009 to February 2014), Innkeepers USA (June 2007 to April 2010), Metals USA Holdings Corp. (November 2005 to April 2013), Quality Distribution, Inc. (NASD: QLTY) (May 2004 to May 2008), Wyndham International, Inc. (May 2005 to August 2005) and AEP Industries Inc. (NASD: AEPI) (June 2004 to February 2005). Mr. Press graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Review.

Mark Biderman

Mr. Mark C. Biderman is an Independent Director of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. He has been one of our directors since November 2010. Mr. Biderman also served on the Board of Directors for Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. (NYSE: AMTG), a Maryland corporation formerly managed by an affiliate of Apollo (“AMTG”), from its initial public offering in July 2011 until its merger with and into our company in August 2016. Since February 2011, Mr. Biderman had been a member of the board of directors of Atlas Energy GP LLC, General Partner of Atlas Energy, L.P., an energy-focused master limited partnership. In February of 2015, Atlas Energy GP LLC completed a merger with a subsidiary of Targa Resources Group (NYSE: TRGP), forming a new public company. Mr. Biderman then ceased being a director of Atlas Energy GP, LLC and became a director of Atlas Energy Group, LLC (NYSE: ATLS). Since August 2010, Mr. Biderman has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Full Circle Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: FULL), an externally managed business development company. In November 2016, Full Circle Capital Corporation merged with and into Great Elm Capital Corp. (NYSE: GECC). Mr. Biderman then ceased being a director of Full Circle Capital Corporation and became a director of Great Elm Capital Corporation until November 2017 at which time he became an advisor to the company. Mr. Biderman served as a member of the Board of Directors of Atlas Energy, Inc., an independent natural gas producer that also owned an interest in an energy services provider, from July 2009 through February 2011. Since January 2009, Mr. Biderman has been a consultant focused on the financial services sector. Mr. Biderman served as Vice Chairman of National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), a benefits, insurance and wealth management services firm, from September 2008 through December 2008. From November 1999 until September 2008, he served as NFP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1987 to 1999.

Robert Kasdin

Mr. Robert A. Kasdin, is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been one of our directors since April 2014. Mr. Kasdin has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine since July 2015. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Medicine, he served as Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia University from September 2002 to June 2015. Prior to joining Columbia University, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the University of Michigan from 1997 to 2002. Before his service at the University of Michigan, he was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from 1993 to 1997, and, from 1988 to 1992, served as Vice President and General Counsel for Princeton University Investment Company. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Kasdin served on the Board of Directors of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NYSE: NOR) an Apollo affiliate, from February 2008 to March 2014 and the Harbor Funds since January 2014. Mr. Kasdin is also a trustee of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Kasdin earned his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Kasdin was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his legal experience as well as his leadership, financial and management experience with large, complex institutions, including construction projects and major real estate development on behalf of those institutions, which brings an important perspective to our strategic planning.

Scott Prince

Mr. Scott S. Prince is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been one of our directors since November 2013. Since 2015, Mr. Prince has been a Co-Founder of GPS Investment Partners and Vice Chairman of Chiron Investment Management. He is also currently a Partner of Maxim Capital Group, a real estate investment and lending platform where he is a Member of the Board and Chairman of the Risk Committee. In 2012, Mr. Prince co-founded Lake Success Rentals, a single family rental businesses created in partnership with Tricon Capital Group that has purchased distressed single family residences. Mr. Prince was formerly Co-Managing Partner of Skybridge Capital from 2007 until January 2012. Prior to Skybridge, Mr. Prince was a Partner at Eton Park Capital Management from its launch in 2004 until 2007, heading global trading and the fund’s derivatives business. Mr. Prince was co-head of Equities Trading and Global Equity Derivatives at Goldman, Sachs and Co. through 2004, named a Goldman Sachs Partner in 1998, and served on the firm’s Finance Committee, and Equity Division’s Risk Committee and Operating Committee. He was a Director of the International Securities Exchange from 2002 to 2004. He is currently an Executive Board Member of the Wharton School and is a Board Member of the Hope and Heroes Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Mr. Prince graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and received an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Prince was selected to serve as a director on our board of directors because of his significant finance and capital markets expertise.

Michael Salvati

Mr. Michael E. Salvati is an Independent Director of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. He has been one of our directors since September 2009. Since December 2000, Mr. Salvati has been President at Oakridge Consulting, Inc., which provides interim management, management consulting and corporate advisory services to companies ranging in size from start-ups to multinational corporations. From February 2004 to May 2004, Mr. Salvati served as Chief Financial Officer of AMI Semiconductor, Inc. From September 1998 to February 2000, Mr. Salvati was Executive Vice President—Chief Operating Officer of National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), an Apollo affiliated venture focusing on the consolidation of small financial services firms that service high net worth individuals. From June 1996 to June 1998, he was Chief Financial Officer of Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., where he oversaw the completion of nearly 50 acquisitions over a period of 18 months. Mr. Salvati was a partner at KPMG LLP from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Salvati is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society. He also serves as a member of MidCap FinCo Holdings, Limited, and MidCap FinCo Limited (affiliates of Apollo) where he is a member of the audit committee. Mr. Salvati’s previous board memberships include Global Power Equipment Group, Inc. (OTC: GLPW), Things Remembered, Inc., Lazydays, Inc., NCH Nu World Marketing, Ltd., Coho Energy, Inc. (OTC: COHIQ), Prime Succession, Inc., and Castle Holdco 4, Ltd., an Apollo affiliate. Mr. Salvati received a B.S. in microbiology and a M.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Hilary Ginsberg

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Gault

212,611

Stuart Rothstein

2,141,300

Jai Agarwal

736,236

Cindy Michel

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Eric Press

--

Mark Biderman

194,002

Robert Kasdin

179,002

Scott Prince

185,877

Michael Salvati

183,690

Hilary Ginsberg

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As Of  30 Dec 2017