SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2021
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
c/o Apollo Global Management, Inc.
9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 515-3200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value||ARI||New York Stock Exchange|
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
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:
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
Mark C. Biderman
Robert A. Kasdin
Katherine G. Newman
Eric L. Press
Scott S. Prince
Stuart A. Rothstein
Michael E. Salvati
Carmencita N.M. Whonder
(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:
(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:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.|
/s/ Stuart A. Rothstein
|Name: Stuart A. Rothstein|
|Title: President and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: June 14, 2021