CN announces election of directors

Two new directors join CN's board

REGINA, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the director nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 7, 2017, were elected as directors of CN. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at CN's Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 25 in Regina are set out below.

Election of Directors

On a vote by ballot, each of the following 13 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of CN:

Nominee

Votes For

% For

Votes
Withheld

% Withheld

Shauneen Bruder

529,111,130

99.87

704,964

0.13

Donald J. Carty

524,329,111

98.96

5,486,983

1.04

Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin

517,940,878

97.76

11,875,216

2.24

Julie Godin

529,024,233

99.85

791,861

0.15

Edith E. Holiday

516,126,753

97.42

13,689,341

2.58

Luc Jobin

527,698,116

99.60

2,117,978

0.40

V. Maureen Kempston Darkes

514,678,191

97.14

15,137,903

2.86

The Hon. Denis Losier

521,382,053

98.41

8,434,041

1.59

The Hon. Kevin G. Lynch

528,829,987

99.81

986,107

0.19

James E. O'Connor

526,447,258

99.36

3,368,836

0.64

Robert Pace

522,594,343

98.64

7,218,957

1.36

Robert L. Phillips

520,111,109

98.17

9,704,985

1.83

Laura Stein

526,397,093

99.35

3,419,001

0.65

 

Shauneen Bruder, of Ontario, and Julie Godin, of Quebec, join the board as independent directors. Ms. Bruder is the executive vice-president, operations at Royal Bank of Canada, and Ms. Godin is vice-chair, chief planning and administration officer of CGI Group Inc.  

Robert Pace was unanimously re-elected by the board of directors as board chair. Mr. Pace, who joined CN's board in 1994, is president and chief executive officer of The Pace Group Ltd., based in Halifax, N.S., which is engaged in radio broadcasting, real estate and environmental services.

Biographical information on all directors is available at http://www.cn.ca/en/investors/regulatory-filings

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today will be filed with the Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company's website at www.cn.ca.

SOURCE CN

For further information: Media: Patrick Waldron, Senior Manager, Media Relations, (514) 399-8803; Investment Community: Paul Butcher, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052

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