GATX to reduce aircraft portfolio by $450 million

GATX Corporation announced a plan to focus its aircraft leasing portfolio around its newer, more profitable aircraft. As part of this plan, GATX announced its intent to sell up to $450 million of older aircraft assets (including wholly owned and joint venture aircraft), or approximately 23% of its current air portfolio. In conjunction with this plan, GATX anticipates reporting after-tax, non-cash charges in the range of $110-$130 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Sales of targeted aircraft are expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2006. Incremental gains or losses may occur as aircraft sales are completed.

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