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Michael Smith

Co-President

New York

Mr. Smith serves as Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Smith previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Smith joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. From time to time, he may serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Smith is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees, the Ares Private Equity Group’s Special Opportunities Investment Committee, the Infrastructure and Power Group Funds Investment Committee and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Smith was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. Smith joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. Smith worked at Kenter, Glastris & Company, and at Salomon Brothers Inc., in their Debt Capital Markets Group and Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Michael Smith

Co-President

New York

Mr. Smith serves as Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Smith previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Smith joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. From time to time, he may serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Smith is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees, the Ares Private Equity Group’s Special Opportunities Investment Committee, the Infrastructure and Power Group Funds Investment Committee and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Smith was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. Smith joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. Smith worked at Kenter, Glastris & Company, and at Salomon Brothers Inc., in their Debt Capital Markets Group and Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.