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MONTREAL, April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced it is making a donation of $75,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts to aid flood victims in hard-hit areas of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

“Many residents have been hit hard by spring flooding in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. In these difficult times, the Canadian Red Cross provides much-needed relief to flood victims, and CN would like to thank all disaster response volunteers who are helping our neighbours,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN, “CN stands together with the communities affected by the flooding.”

CN is also encouraging its employees to donate to the Canadian Red Cross via the CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund and will match their donations.

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 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 and 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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