Ares has engaged American Stock Transfer and Trust (“AST”) to administer a dividend reinvestment program on its behalf. If you are a registered shareholder, meaning that you hold your shares of Class A common stock directly with AST, you can enroll in the plan by completing an application by logging on to AST's Shareholder Central page found here: https://www.astfinancial.com/us-en/login-landing-page/.

Beneficial shareholders, or those who hold shares of Ares Class A common stock in a different capacity, typically through a broker, bank or other nominee, rather than directly in their own names, will be required to request participation in the program directly from their broker of record.




HOW TO CONTACT AST:

Telephone: 1-800-278-4353 (toll free)

Internet: www.astfinancial.com

Mail: American Stock Transfer & Trust CO, LLC.
P.O. Box 922, Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10269-0560