Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

September 17, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

CAI International, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I. R. S. Employer Identification No.)
Steuart Tower, 1 Market Plaza, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94105
(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 788-0100
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading symbols
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share
New York Stock Exchange
8.50% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share
New York Stock Exchange
8.50% Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 2.05.
Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

The information set forth in Item 2.06 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.05.

Item 2.06.
Material Impairments.

As previously disclosed, CAI International, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its intention to sell its railcar assets and reallocate the capital invested in the rail business. As a result, the railcar assets were reclassified as held for sale and the operations of the railcar business were reclassified as discontinued operations in the Company’s unaudited consolidated financial statements.

On September 17, 2019, based on the latest available information regarding the railcar assets, the Company determined that it will incur a non-cash impairment charge to reduce the book value of its railcar portfolio to approximately $283 million.  This reduction will result in a non-cash after-tax charge of approximately $20 million to the Company’s financial results in the third quarter of 2019. The Company has not incurred, and does not expect to incur, any cash charges or expenditures in connection with the impairment of its railcar assets.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated:  September 18, 2019
/s/ Timothy B. Page
Name:  Timothy B. Page
Title:  Chief Financial Officer