FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * FIRST HAROLD 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol American Railcar Industries, Inc. [ ARII ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable) __ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)
C/O AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES, INC., 100 CLARK STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/5/2018
(Street)
ST. CHARLES, MO 63301
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share   12/5/2018     D (1)    1500   D $70   (1) 0   I   By Reporting Person's Pension Plan  

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  On December 5, 2018, the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated as of October 22, 2018, by and between American Railcar Industries, Inc. ("ARI") and STL Parent Corp. were completed. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub was merged with and into ARI, with ARI continuing as the surviving corporation after the merger. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, all of the outstanding shares of common stock of ARI, including those held by Mr. First, were converted into the right to receive the merger consideration of $70.00 per share.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
FIRST HAROLD
C/O AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
100 CLARK STREET
ST. CHARLES, MO 63301
X



Signatures
/s/ Harold First 12/6/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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