SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

June 26, 2008 15:42 ET

BNSF Named 2008 Best Diversity Company for the Second Consecutive Year

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - BNSF Railway Company has been named a 2008 Best Diversity Company for the second consecutive year by Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology magazine.

"It is an honor to all BNSF employees to be recognized in this way by Diversity/Careers magazine," said Ed McFalls, BNSF's assistant vice president, Human Resources and Diversity. "Too often, diversity is defined by traditional terms, such as race, gender, age, religion or culture. But at BNSF, we know that it is much more. It's diversity of mind, experience, education, skills and thought. We know that our company is strengthened by engaging the best talent -- and the best talent is diverse talent."

Each year, Diversity/Careers requests magazine and web readers to choose the corporations, government agencies and other U.S. organizations that employ technical workers and are doing superior work in diversity. Diversity/Careers examines, tabulates the votes, and honors 100 companies with the highest reader recognition. Outstanding companies are announced in the magazine's June/July issue.

About BNSF

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), 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 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 is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at www.bnsf.com.

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