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MEMPHIS, TN, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 10, 2015, 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 21 in Memphis are set out below.

Election of Directors

On a vote by ballot, each of the following 11 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of CN:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes
% Withheld
Donald J. Carty 554,786,729 99.19 4,541,624 0.81
Amb. Gordon D. Giffin 534,897,952 95.63 24,431,446 4.37
Edith E. Holiday 551,439,538 98.59 7,889,860 1.41
V. Maureen Kempston Darkes 539,801,514 96.51 19,527,884 3.49
The Hon. Denis Losier 538,973,989 96.36 20,355,409 3.64
The Hon. Kevin G. Lynch 557,612,176 99.69 1,717,222 0.31
Claude Mongeau 550,489,951 98.42 8,839,447 1.58
James E. O'Connor 557,937,505 99.75 1,391,892 0.25
Robert Pace 540,916,623 96.71 18,412,775 3.29
Robert L. Phillips 553,031,135 98.87 6,298,262 1.13
Laura Stein 557,871,934 99.74 1,457,463 0.26

Robert Pace was also re-elected as chairman of the company's board of directors. Mr. Pace, who joined CN's board in 1994, 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 held earlier today will be filed with the Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting 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 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 on CN, visit the company's website at


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