CP and TCRC reach arbitrated agreement

CALGARY, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE: CP) today applauds the arbitration decision and agreement between CP and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), the union representing CP's Canadian conductors and locomotive engineers.

"I'd like to thank the Honourable George W. Adams for his hard work in arbitrating this agreement and recognize the dedication and tireless hours of our labour relations team," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Operating Officer. "This is a great deal for CP, its employees, customers and shareholders and a step in the right direction for all stakeholders."

CP and the TCRC went into government mandated arbitration on May 15, 2015 and have been working diligently to come to a mutually beneficial agreement ever since. This agreement will expire Dec. 31, 2017.

CP will continue to push TCRC leadership on a model that allows us to properly schedule crews, provides mandatory rest options and maintains the highest standards of safe railroading.

Forward looking information

This news release contains certain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating, but not limited to, future negotiations between CP and TCRC leadership and CP's business and operations model. This forward-looking information also includes, but is not limited to, statements concerning expectations, beliefs, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions and statements about possible future events, conditions, and results of operations or performance. Forward-looking information may contain statements with words or headings such as "financial expectations", "key assumptions", "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "will", "outlook", "should" or similar words suggesting future outcomes. 

Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. By its nature, CP's forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information, including but not limited to the following factors: changes in business strategies; general North American and global economic, credit and business conditions; risks in agricultural production such as weather conditions and insect populations; the availability and price of energy commodities; the effects of competition and pricing pressures; industry capacity; shifts in market demand; changes in commodity prices; uncertainty surrounding timing and volumes of commodities being shipped via CP; inflation; changes in laws and regulations, including regulation of rates; changes in taxes and tax rates; potential increases in maintenance and operating costs; uncertainties of investigations, proceedings or other types of claims and litigation; labour disputes; risks and liabilities arising from derailments; transportation of dangerous goods; timing of completion of capital and maintenance projects; currency and interest rate fluctuations; effects of changes in market conditions and discount rates on the financial position of pension plans and investments; and various events that could disrupt operations, including severe weather, droughts, floods, avalanches and earthquakes as well as security threats and governmental response to them, and technological changes. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. 

These and other factors are detailed from time to time in reports filed by CP with securities regulators in Canada and the United States. Reference should be made to "Management's Discussion and Analysis" in CP's annual and interim reports, Annual Information Form and Form 40-F. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections and it is possible that predictions, forecasts, projections, and other forms of forward-looking information will not be achieved by CP. Except as required by law, CP undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

For further information: Contacts: Media: Martin Cej, 403-319-7298, 24/7 Media Pager: 855-242-3674, Martin_Cej@cpr.ca; Investment Community: Nadeem Velani, 403-319-3591, investor@cpr.ca


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