Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. names CN 2015 Railroad Company of the Year

JERSEY CITY, NJ, and MONTREAL, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. announced today that it has named CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) as its 2015 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN's "consistent high level of performance" and superior customer service. This is the second consecutive year CN has won the Evergreen award.

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. serves as North American General Agent for Evergreen Line. Evergreen is a global ocean carrier that serves all continents with container ships. Among its many trade routes, Evergreen Line serves the east coast of Asia and west coast of North America. The company operates more than 150 container ships calling on 240 ports worldwide in about 80 countries.

Roy Amalfitano, president of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., said Evergreen's goal is to fulfill its customers' requirements by meeting and exceeding their expectations and providing service that keeps them competitive in global trade.

Amalfitano said Evergreen's selection of CN as its 2015 Railroad Company of the Year is recognition of CN's "excellent professional service to our shared customers…and consistent level of performance as a transportation provider...Evergreen appreciates and recognizes CN's excellence in quality, service and support. We thank CN and its employees and encourage you to continue providing this quality of service to our shared market."

JJ Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: "CN is honoured by Evergreen's award, which reflects our supply chain collaboration focus and commitment to making our customers become more competitive in their markets."

Evergreen Line discharges and loads containers for CN at the Port of Vancouver. CN hauls Evergreen Line traffic between the port and Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.

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 www.cn.ca.

SOURCE CN

For further information: Media: Mark Hallman, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, (905) 669-3384, mark.hallman@cn.ca; Investment Community: Sam Forgione, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052, salvatore.forgione@cn.ca; For Evergreen: Barbara Yeninas, Senior Partner and CEO, BSY Associates Inc., (732) 817-0400, ext. 16, barbara@bsya.com

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