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): February 26, 2019
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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 26, 2019, Kirk A. Sykes resigned, with immediate effect, as a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (the “Company”).
Mr. Sykes’ decision to resign was due to Mr. Sykes embarking on a new professional commitment. Mr. Sykes’ decision to resign did not involve a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
The Board is now comprised of eight members, including five directors who are independent for purposes of the New York Stock Exchange corporate governance listing requirements and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.
ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION
March 1, 2019
/s/ Anton Feingold
Vice President and Secretary