Press Release
January 12, 2023

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Completes $3.7 Billion of Mortgage Originations in 2022

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Completes $3.7 Billion of Mortgage Originations in 2022

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company” or “ARI”) (NYSE:ARI) today announced the Company committed to $243.1 million of mortgages in the fourth quarter of 2022, bringing annual loan originations to $3.7 billion for the year.

“ARI had a strong year of loan originations, coupled with meaningful achievements in both portfolio and capital management,” said Stuart Rothstein, Chief Executive Officer and President of ARI. “The Company completed over $3.7 billion of new loan originations, many of which were funded by over $2.2 billion in loan repayments. ARI also made material progress with several of the Company’s focus loans, ending the year with the sale of the properties securing our non-performing loan in the Miami Design District. In connection with the sale, we provided seller financing to the new sponsorship group, immediately redeploying a large portion of the capital. ARI continues to benefit from the strength of Apollo’s global brand in the commercial real estate lending market and remains well positioned to generate distributable earnings in excess of our dividend per share of common stock in 2023.”

Fourth Quarter Portfolio Activity
New Investments – During the fourth quarter of 2022, ARI originated $243.1 million of mortgages ($229.1 million of which were funded during the quarter).

Funding of Previously Closed Loans – During the fourth quarter of 2022, ARI funded $148.4 million for loans closed during the preceding quarters.

Loan Repayments – During the fourth quarter of 2022, ARI received $0.7 billion from loan repayments. Of the loan repayments, approximately 91% came from loans secured by properties in the United States and 9% came from loans secured by properties in the United Kingdom and Europe. In addition, 33% of the loan repayments were from office loans, with the balance from retail, residential, hotel, healthcare, industrial and mixed use loans.

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 high-growth, global alternative asset manager with approximately $523 billion of assets under management at September 30, 2022.

Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.apollocref.com.

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