American Railcar Industries, Inc. Board of Directors Declares $0.25 Dividend

ST. CHARLES, Mo., Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI or the Company) (Nasdaq:ARII) announced today that the Company will resume payment of its quarterly dividend. The ARI Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock of the Company. The dividend is payable on December 24, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 18, 2012.

About ARI

ARI is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars. ARI leases railcars manufactured by the Company to certain markets. In addition, ARI repairs and refurbishes railcars, provides fleet management services and designs and manufactures certain railcar and industrial components. ARI provides its railcar customers with integrated solutions through a comprehensive set of high quality products and related services

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

This press release contains statements relating to ARI's expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements represent the Company's estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by ARI's forward-looking statements. The payment of future dividends, if any, and the amount thereof, will be at the discretion of ARI's board of directors and will depend upon the Company's operating results, strategic plans, capital requirements, financial condition, provisions of its borrowing arrangements, applicable law and other factors the Company's board of directors considers relevant. Other potential risks and uncertainties relating to the Company and its business are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ARI expressly disclaims any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More information about American Railcar Industries, Inc. is available on its website at

CONTACT: Dale C. Davies Michael Obertop PHONE: 636.940.6000Source:American Railcar Industries, Inc.