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ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION
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Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020
The following Notice of Change of Location relates to the proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (the “Company”), dated March 12, 2020, furnished to stockholders of the Company in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors of the Company for use at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020. This Supplement is being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is being made available to stockholders on or about April 7, 2020.
THE NOTICE SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROXY STATEMENT.
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF LOCATION OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 23, 2020
To the Holders of Shares of Common Stock of ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION:
Due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of our stockholders, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the location of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (the “Company”) has been changed. As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time. In light of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the Annual Meeting will be held in a virtual meeting format only. You will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically.
As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting previously distributed, you are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting if you were a stockholder “of record” (i.e., stockholders holding shares directly in their name) as of the close of business on February 26, 2020, the record date, or hold proper written authority from your broker, bank or other institution or nominee. To be admitted to the Annual Meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ACRE2020, you must enter the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you previously received. You may vote during the Annual Meeting by following the instructions available on the meeting website during the meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we urge you to authorize a proxy to vote your shares in advance of the meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting. The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to authorize a proxy to vote your shares in connection with the Annual Meeting.
If you hold shares of the Company’s common stock in “street name” through a broker, bank or other institution or nominee, you must follow the instructions provided by your broker or other financial institution regarding how to instruct your broker or financial institution to vote your shares.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
/s/ ANTON FEINGOLD
General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary
April 7, 2020
The Annual Meeting on April 23, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time is available at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ACRE2020. The proxy statement and the Company’s 2019 annual report are available on the Investor Resources section of our website at www.arescre-ir.com. Additionally, you may access our proxy materials at www.proxyvote.com.