Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 12, 2010



Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   001-34452   27-0467113

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


c/o Apollo Global Management, LLC

9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 515-3200


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.07 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.’s (the “Company”) Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on May 12, 2010, at which 8,612,791 common shares were represented in person or by proxy, approximately 80.79% of the issued and outstanding common shares entitled to vote.

The stockholders elected the seven directors named below for a term expiring in 2011. The votes cast with respect to each director were as follows:



   Votes For    Votes Withheld    Broker Non-Votes

Douglas D. Abbey

   5,195,629    23,015    3,394,147

Joseph F. Azrack

   5,188,191    30,453    3,394,147

Marc Beilinson

   5,196,729    21,915    3,394,147

Alice Connell

   5,195,354    23,290    3,394,147

Eric L. Press

   5,163,178    55,466    3,394,147

Michael Salvati

   5,196,729    21,915    3,394,147

Henry R. Silverman

   4,883,603    335,041    3,394,147

Also at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010. Stockholders cast 8,559,364 votes for the appointment, 4,753 votes against the appointment and abstained from casting 48,674 votes on the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm.


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.

/s/ Stuart A. Rothstein

  Stuart A. Rothstein
  Chief Financial Officer

Date: May 14, 2010


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