SOURCE: Burlington Northern Santa Fe

April 20, 2006 12:42 ET

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

FORT WORTH, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2006 -- Directors of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI) voted on April 20, 2006, to pay a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share on outstanding common stock.

Dividends on common stock will be paid July 3, 2006, to shareholders of record June 12, 2006. Common shares outstanding on March 31, 2006, totaled approximately 364 million.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation's subsidiary BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The railway is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, transports the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulphur 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

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