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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. -- Moody's assigns a Ba2 rating to Apollo Commercial Real Estate's $400 million Term Loan B

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a first time Ba3 corporate family rating to Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (ARI) and a Ba2 senior secured rating to ARI's proposed $400 million Term Loan B. ARI's outlook is stable. ARI's Ba3 corporate family rating reflects the firm's strong profitability and capital adequacy as well as low leverage.