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Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE) (the “Company”) today announced the tax treatment for the Company's distributions on its common stock (CUSIP # 04013V-10-8) with respect to calendar year 2012 (excluding distributions made prior to the Company’s initial public offering):
As the Company's aggregate distributions exceeded its earnings and profits, the January 2013 distribution declared in the fourth quarter of 2012 and payable to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2012 will be treated as a 2013 distribution for federal tax purposes. This distribution is not included on the 2012 Form 1099. Stockholders are encouraged to consult with their own tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of the Company's distributions.