ACL Outlines Restructure Plan
American Commercial Lines LLC (ACL) announced that on April 15, 2002 it commenced an offer to the holders of its outstanding senior notes to exchange new 11-1/4% cash pay senior notes due January 1, 2008 and new 12% pay-in-kind senior subordinated notes due July 1, 2008 for its outstanding 10-1/4% senior notes due June 30, 2008. In connection with the exchange offer, ACL is also soliciting its noteholders to (1) become party to, and a beneficiary of, a mutual release, (2) consent to amendments to the indenture for its outstanding 10-1/4% senior notes and (3) accept a plan of reorganization.
The exchange offer and solicitations are part of a previously announced recapitalization and restructuring of ACL. The recapitalization is expected to close in the second quarter of 2002.