CN donates C$50,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support Alberta fire relief

Will also match employee donations

MONTREAL, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced it will make a donation of C$50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts to aid victims of the wildfires in Northern Alberta. In addition, CN will match employee donations to wildfire relief up to a total of C$25,000.

"The devastating impact of the wildfires in the Fort McMurray area saddens us all," said Jim Vena, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CN. "We want to help relief efforts to help address the suffering and loss caused by this disaster. We are encouraging our employees to support their colleagues, customers and neighbours in Northern Alberta, and hope our collective contributions can help provide some of the immediate relief so desperately needed."

CN is encouraging employees to donate to the relief efforts through the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund.

CN is a true backbone of the economy that transports 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


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


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