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CN announces election of directors

TORONTO, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) announced today that the director nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 6, 2018, were elected as directors of CN. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at CN’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 24 in Toronto are set out below.

Election of Directors

On a vote by ballot, each of the following 12 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of CN:

NomineeVotes For% ForVotes Withheld% Withheld
Shauneen Bruder 550,338,98099.711,627,7570.29
Donald J. Carty 545,058,42198.756,908,3171.25
Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin 532,199,29696.4219,767,4413.58
Julie Godin  548,749,22299.423,217,5150.58
Edith E. Holiday  519,176,41394.0632,790,3235.94
V. Maureen Kempston Darkes 525,295,48995.1726,671,2474.83
The Hon. Denis Losier 529,651,75195.9622,314,9864.04
The Hon. Kevin G. Lynch 548,104,94799.303,861,7910.70
James E. O’Connor 549,242,94699.512,723,7910.49
Robert Pace  534,394,61096.8217,572,1283.18
Robert L. Phillips  542,077,97198.219,888,7671.79
Laura Stein 547,183,47199.134,783,2670.87

Robert Pace was unanimously re-elected by the board of directors as board chair. Mr. Pace is president and chief executive officer of The Pace Group Ltd., based in Halifax, N.S., which is engaged in radio broadcasting, real estate and environmental services.

Biographical information on all directors is available at

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today will be filed with the Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 25,000 railroaders 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

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