SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2018
Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
245 Park Avenue, 42nd Floor, New York, NY
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 750-7300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 24, 2018, ACRC Lender B LLC (“ACRC Lender B”), a subsidiary of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, entered into an amendment to its existing $125 million Amended and Restated Bridge Loan Warehousing Credit and Security Agreement with Bank of America, N.A. (the “BAML Facility”). The purpose of the amendment was to, among other things, extend the period during which ACRC Lender B may request individual loans under the BAML Facility to May 23, 2019. In addition, the final maturity date of the BAML Facility was extended to May 23, 2022.
The foregoing description is only a summary of certain material provisions of the amendment to the BAML Facility and is qualified in its entirety by reference to a copy of such agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information required by Item 2.03 contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Amendment No. 3 to Bridge Loan Warehousing Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of May 24, 2018, by and among ACRC Lender B LLC, Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Lender and the other Lenders.
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.
Date: May 30, 2018
ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION
/s/ Anton Feingold
Vice President and Secretary