SOURCE: Burlington Northern Santa Fe

January 03, 2008 15:42 ET

Keating Named President of BNSF Foundation

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - Mary Jo Keating has been named president of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation effective Jan. 1, 2008, it was announced today. She succeeds Richard Russack, who retired as president of the BNSF Foundation Dec. 31, 2007. Keating also serves as vice president, Corporate Relations, of BNSF Railway Company.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, created in 1996, is the major channel of philanthropy for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI) and its subsidiaries. The philosophy of the Foundation's contribution program is to support and improve the general welfare and quality of life in the communities served by BNSF for the benefit of its employees and their families and, when appropriate, initiate support for specific community projects.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation's subsidiary BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF Railway Company is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF Railway Company is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at

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