Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems reported that total third-quarter revenue increased 14% to a record of $575.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter increased 30% to $172.8 million. ADS says the results were driven by double-digit growth from the “AIR MILES Reward Program” in Canada, U.S. Marketing (Epsilon) and private label services. During the second quarter, the Company announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Blackstone which is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Marketing Services revenue increased 25% in the third quarter to $272.8 million compared to the prior-year period. Credit Services revenue increased 12% in the third quarter to $202.5 million compared to the prior-year period. Transaction Services revenue decreased 3% in the third quarter to $190.1 million compared to the prior-year period. The Company is raising its guidance for 2007 to revenue of $2.3 billion, up from the previous guidance of $2.25 billion. For complete details on ADS’ third quarter performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).