Ares Management appoints Kipp deVeer to its Board as Executive Director

– USA, CA –  Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) today announced that Kipp deVeer has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Concurrently, John Kissick, now a retired Co-Founder of Ares, is stepping down from the Ares Board of Directors.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Kipp to our Board. He has proven to be a major contributor to our success and an invaluable asset across the firm,” said Tony Ressler, Executive Chairman

Michael Arougheti, CEO and President of Ares, commented “Kipp’s leadership and strategic guidance over the last 15 years have been vital to the expansion of our Global Credit business. We are looking forward to having him in this expanded role where he can continue to provide value to Ares and all of our stakeholders.”

Mr. Ressler concluded, “On behalf of the Board and all of our employees, we would all like to sincerely thank John for his service to Ares over the last 20-plus years. Much of our success in building our franchise can be attributed to his deep capital markets and investment expertise as well as his commitment to the vision of developing Ares into a leading global alternative investment manager.”

About Kipp deVeer

Mr. deVeer, who joined Ares in 2004, is a Partner and Head of the Ares Credit Group. He serves as a member of the Ares Executive Management Committee and the Management Committee. Mr. deVeer additionally serves as CEO and Director of Ares Capital Corporation.

“I am honored to be appointed to our Board and I look forward to continuing to work with my Partners, our strong management team and the other accomplished Board members in serving our stakeholders. I am confident that I can help execute on the strong growth prospects for our company,” said Mr. deVeer.

About Ares Management Corporation

Ares Management Corporation is a leading global alternative investment manager operating three integrated businesses across Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate. Ares Management’s investment groups collaborate to deliver innovative investment solutions and consistent and attractive investment returns for fund investors throughout market cycles. Ares Management’s global platform had $149 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2019, and employs approximately 1,200 employees in over 20 offices in more than 10 countries.

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