Press Release
February 06, 2020

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Expands Board of Directors With Election of Brenna Haysom

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Expands Board of Directors With Election of Brenna Haysom

NEW YORK, Feb. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company” or “ARI”) (NYSE:ARI), today announced the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) elected Brenna Haysom to serve as an independent director, effective February 3, 2020.  Ms. Haysom’s election brings the total number of independent directors on ARI’s board to five out of eight seats.  She will serve as a member of both the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Commenting on the election, Michael Salvati, non-executive Chairman of the Board of ARI, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Brenna to the Board of ARI.  She is a seasoned executive and we believe ARI will benefit greatly from her insight and expertise.”

Ms. Haysom is the Chief Executive Officer of Rally Labs, LLC, a consumer pharmaceutical company that focuses on over-the-counter drug products for younger consumers.  Prior to founding Rally Labs, LLC in 2010, Ms. Haysom worked in the private equity group of Apollo Global Management, Inc., where she focused on both equity and credit investing across a range of industries that included financial services, transportation, chemicals, telecom and media.  She began her career at Lazard Frères & Co.  Ms. Haysom graduated from Harvard College and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE: ARI) is a real estate investment trust that primarily originates, acquires, invests in and manages performing commercial first mortgage loans, subordinate financings and other commercial real estate-related debt investments.  The Company is externally managed and advised by ACREFI Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, Inc., a leading global alternative investment manager with approximately $331 billion of assets under management at December 31, 2019.   

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Hilary Ginsberg
Investor Relations
(212) 822-0767


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Source: Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.