American Commercial Lines
Inc. announced that it is increasing its earnings and EBITDA* guidance for 2006. ACL is increasing its annual earnings guidance for 2006 from a range of $1.31-1.51 per share to a range of $1.70-1.90 per share. The Company is also increasing its annual EBITDA guidance for 2006 from a range of $135-145 million to a range of $155-165 million. ACL also announced that it expects earnings for the first quarter of 2006 to range between $0.25-0.30 per share.