CN declares second-quarter 2009 dividend



    MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR)(NYSE:  CNI) announced today
that its Board of Directors has approved a second-quarter 2009 dividend on the
Company's common shares outstanding. A quarterly dividend of 25.25 cents
(C$0.2525) per common share will be paid on June 30, 2009, to shareholders of
record at the close of business on June 9, 2009.

    CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth,
Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and
Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more
information on CN, visit the Company's website at www.cn.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Media: Mark Hallman, Director, Communications,
Media, (905) 669-3384; Investors: Robert Noorigian, Vice-President, Investor
Relations, (514) 399-0052


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