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APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. filed this Form 424B5 on 11/08/2017
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Ownership and Disposition of Shares Received Upon Conversion

The tax consequences of owning and disposing of common stock received upon conversion of the notes are described in the accompanying prospectus under “U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—Taxation of Taxable U.S. Stockholders.”

Medicare Tax on Unearned Income

Certain U.S. Holders that are individuals, estates or trusts are required to pay an additional 3.8% tax on, among other things, interest and dividends on and capital gains from the sale or other disposition of stock or securities, including the notes. U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding the effect, if any, of this tax on their ownership and disposition of the notes.

Non-U.S. Holders of Notes

The rules governing the U.S. federal income taxation of a Non-U.S. Holder are complex, and Non-U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors to determine the effect of U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S. tax laws, as well as tax treaties, with regard to an investment in the notes.

Interest on Notes

Under current U.S. federal income tax law, and subject to the discussion below, U.S. federal withholding tax generally will not apply to payments by us or our paying agent (in its capacity as such) of interest on a Non-U.S. Holder’s notes under the “portfolio interest” exception of the Internal Revenue Code, provided that:


    the Non-U.S. Holder does not, directly or indirectly, actually or constructively, own 10% or more of our outstanding voting stock within the meaning of section 871(h)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and the related Treasury regulations;


    the Non-U.S. Holder is not a controlled foreign corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes that is related, directly or indirectly, to us through sufficient stock ownership (as provided in the Internal Revenue Code);


    the Non-U.S. Holder is not a bank receiving interest described in section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code;


    such interest is not effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a United States trade or business; and


    the Non-U.S. Holder provides a signed written statement, on an IRS Form W-8BEN, IRS Form W-8BEN-E, or other applicable form which can reliably be related to the Non-U.S. Holder, certifying under penalties of perjury that the Non-U.S. Holder is not a United States person within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code and providing the Non-U.S. Holder’s name and address to (a) us or our paying agent; or (b) a securities clearing organization, bank or other financial institution that holds customers’ securities in the ordinary course of its trade or business and holds the Non-U.S. Holder’s notes on the Non-U.S. Holder’s behalf and that certifies to us or our paying agent under penalties of perjury that it, or the bank or financial institution between it and the Non-U.S. Holder, has received from the Non-U.S. Holder a signed, written statement and provides us or our paying agent with a copy of this statement.

The applicable Treasury regulations provide alternative methods for satisfying the certification requirement described in this section. In addition, under these Treasury regulations, special rules apply to pass-through entities and this certification requirement may also apply to beneficial owners of pass-through entities.

If a Non-U.S. Holder cannot satisfy the requirements of the “portfolio interest” exception described above, payments of interest made to the Non-U.S. Holder will be subject to 30% U.S. federal withholding tax unless the