April 09, 2007 11:35 ET

CN announces creation of CN WorldWide North America

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 9, 2007) - CN announced today the creation of CN WorldWide North America, a new operating entity to more effectively introduce and manage integrated transportation solutions for customers and grow its rail business.

CN WorldWide North America is implementing plans to expand the scope and scale of CN's existing non-rail capabilities, such as warehousing and distribution, customs services, truck brokerage and supply chain visibility tools across North America. A key focus in 2007 will be increasing CN's material handling ability, with a number of new and existing facilities strategically located across its network.

CN WorldWide North America also plans to introduce a number of new offerings to its service portfolio, including retail intermodal trucking services in the United States and freight forwarding within North America. The expansion of these non-rail transportation services, in combination with its world-class rail service, gives CN the opportunity to strengthen its transportation service offering and provide more seamless solutions to its customers.

CN WorldWide North America has assembled a new leadership team - a group of experienced individuals - to develop a coordinated operating plan and a new "go-to-market" strategy.

A new marketing and sales team led by Keith Reardon, who has just been appointed managing director of CN WorldWide North America, will actively market these transportation services on a standalone basis or as part of a rail-integrated transportation solution.

Reardon brings extensive operating and sales experience in rail and rail-related businesses to his new position, as well as a proven track record of quickly expanding the businesses in which he's been involved. "Keith knows what customers want and how to get things done - that will be a key differentiator in this business," says James M. Foote, CN's executive vice-president, Sales and Marketing. "Another big plus is his real life experience with CN's highly precise, disciplined operating philosophy. He's definitely the right person for the job."

CN - Canadian National Railway Company - 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 cities of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in between.

CN WorldWide North America offers a complete portfolio of transportation services, including ground transportation with intermodal and trucking, warehousing and distribution, transportation management, customs services, and bulk handling, on a single-source/integrated or standalone basis to customers in the United States and Canada.

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