Ares Capital Corporation Announces Management Promotions

Ares Capital Corporation (Nasdaq:ARCC) announced today that its Board of Directors has named Michael J. Arougheti as Co-Chairman of the Board and promoted three of its longstanding senior executive officers.

Michael J. Arougheti will assume the role of Co-Chairman of the Board of Ares Capital Corporation, joining current Chairman Bennett Rosenthal. Mr. Arougheti has served as a director since 2009 and has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation since May 2013 and prior to that as President since its IPO in 2004. Mr. Arougheti currently serves as President of Ares Management, L.P., a global alternative asset manager, and will continue to serve as a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the Direct Lending Group, as a member of Ares Management’s Board of Directors and Management Committee as well as a member of the Investment Committee of Ares Capital Management LLC, Ares Capital Corporation’s investment adviser. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder of Ares Management and has been a senior executive since 2004.

Kipp deVeer has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation. Mr. deVeer was named President of Ares Capital Corporation in May 2013. Mr. deVeer will continue to serve as a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the Direct Lending Group of Ares Management as well as a member of both Ares Management’s Management Committee and Ares Capital Management’s Investment Committee. Mr. deVeer has been a senior executive with Ares Management since 2004.

Mitchell S. Goldstein has been promoted to Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation after serving as Executive Vice President since May 2013. Mr. Goldstein will also continue to serve as a Senior Partner in the Direct Lending Group of Ares Management and as a member of Ares Capital Management’s Investment Committee. Mr. Goldstein has been a senior executive with Ares Management since 2005.

Michael L. Smith has been promoted to Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation after serving as Executive Vice President since May 2013. Mr. Smith will also continue to serve as a Senior Partner in the Direct Lending Group of Ares Management and as a member of Ares Capital Management’s Investment Committee. Mr. Smith has been a senior executive with Ares Management since 2004.

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