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Release ID: 4371

CN executive vice-president, Sales and Marketing leaving CN

MONTREAL, Nov. 6, 2009 — CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) today announced that James M. Foote, CN executive vice-president, Sales and Marketing has decided to leave the Company after 14 years at CN.

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer, said: “Jim has been a key player at CN since the Company’s privatization. Since 2000, Jim has been responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the Company’s Sales and Marketing group and made tremendous contributions to CN over the years.”

“I thank Jim for his valuable contributions and dedication, and wish him all the best.”

Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN senior vice-president, Marketing and Stan Jablonski, CN senior vice-president, Sales, as well as the Sales and Marketing organization as a whole, will report directly to the CEO, Hunter Harrison until year-end, following which they will report to incoming CEO, Claude Mongeau.

CN – Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries – spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the Company’s website at
59 Piccadilly Manchester M1 2AQ
Telephone: +44 (0)161 408 0542
Fax: +44 (0)870 432 1732

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