CN presents Safe Handling Awards to shippers



    MONTREAL, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE:   CNI) today
announced the winners of its Safe Handling Awards for 2008. These awards are
among the most coveted and respected in the industry. In all, 98 companies
were presented with the Safe Handling Awards at a special ceremony here
yesterday evening.
    "On behalf of CN, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate each of
the Safe Handling Award recipients for 2008," said Fiona Murray, CN's
assistant vice-president, Petroleum and Chemicals. "These awards were
established to recognize customers for handling dangerous goods carefully and
judiciously, and for respecting high standards. Our customers and employees
work together to meet the day-to-day challenges of maintaining a safe
operation. Like CN, our customers make safety a priority everyday."
    Launched in 1992, 2009 marks the 17th consecutive year that CN's Safe
Handling Awards have been presented to customers that load cars with dangerous
goods and meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of
regulated products. The winners must meet established criteria, according to
the total number of shipments of dangerous goods for all facilities.
    The Safe Handling Awards program is one of a series of initiatives aimed
at making CN the safest railway in North America.
    "The Safe Handling Awards are an integral part of the Responsible Care(R)
Program - an ongoing performance improvement initiative in which CN is a
partner, both in Canada and the U.S.," explained Keith Creel, CN's executive
vice-president of Operations. "The safety of our operations is of the utmost
importance to CN, and our customers play an important role in ensuring the
safety of our employees, communities, and the environment. We're pleased to
recognize those partners who excel in this ongoing effort".

    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.


    
                     2008 CN Safe Handling Award winners
                     Congratulations to all our winners

    ADKINS ENERGY LLC
    AGRIUM INC
    AIR LIQUIDE USA LLC
    AIRGAS CARBONIC INDUSTRIES
    AKZO NOBEL INC
    AMAIZING ENERGY LLC
    ARCLIN USA INC
    ASHLAND INC.
    AVENTINE RENEWABLE ENERGY INC
    BASF CORP
    BASIC CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS
    BITUMAR INC
    BORDER CHEMICAL CO LTD
    BP PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA INC
    BRENNTAG CANADA INC
    CANADA COLORS & CHEMICALS LTD
    CANEXUS CHEMICALS CANADA LP
    CHEMTRADE LOGISTICS INC
    CHEVRON TEXACO CORP
    CITGO PETROLEUM CORP
    COMMERCIAL ALCOHOLS INC
    CONOCOPHILLIPS
    CROSSTEX PROCESSING SERVICES LLC
    CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC
    DUPONT E I DE NEMOURS & CO
    ELBOW RIVER MARKETING LP
    ENCANA CORP
    ENERSUL OPERATIONS LP
    EPCO CARBON DIOXIDE PRODUCTS INC
    ERGON INC
    ESSAR STEEL ALGOMA INC
    ETHANOL GRAIN PROCESSORS LLC
    EVONIK CYRO LLC
    FACTOR GAS LIQUID INC
    FEDERATED COOP LTD
    FMC CORP
    GAS SUPPLY RE

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and Media Relations, (514) 399-6450


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