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APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. filed this Form 424B5 on 11/08/2017
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We make forward-looking statements in this prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference in this document within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. For these statements, we claim the protections of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in such Sections. Forward-looking statements are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond our control. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, plans and objectives. When we use the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “continue,” “intend,” “should,” “may” or similar expressions, we intend to identify forward-looking statements. Statements regarding the following subjects, among others, may be forward-looking:


    market trends in our industry, interest rates, real estate values, the debt securities markets or the general economy or the demand for commercial real estate loans;


    our business and investment strategy;


    our operating results;


    actions and initiatives of the U.S. government and changes to U.S. government policies and the execution and impact of these actions, initiatives and policies;


    the state of the U.S. economy generally or in specific geographic regions;


    economic trends and economic recoveries;


    our ability to obtain and maintain financing arrangements, including securitizations;


    the anticipated shortfall of debt financing from traditional lenders;


    the volume of short-term loan extensions;


    the demand for new capital to replace maturing loans;


    our expected leverage;


    general volatility of the securities markets in which we participate;


    changes in the value of our assets;


    the scope of our target assets;


    interest rate mismatches between our target assets and any borrowings used to fund such assets;


    changes in interest rates and the market value of our target assets;


    changes in prepayment rates on our target assets;


    effects of hedging instruments on our target assets;


    rates of default or decreased recovery rates on our target assets;


    the degree to which hedging strategies may or may not protect us from interest rate volatility;


    the impact of and changes in governmental regulations, tax law and rates, accounting guidance and similar matters;


    our ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes;


    our ability to remain excluded from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the 1940 Act;