April 25, 2007 13:38 ET

CN appoints chief safety officer

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2007) - CN announced today the promotion of Paul C. Miller to the newly created position of vice-president and chief safety officer. Miller will oversee all safety initiatives including operating practices, regulatory affairs and risk management activities. Miller has been vice-president, transportation services since July 2003.

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN said: "I am confident that Paul Miller in his new responsibilities will bring an added focus to continuing to drive CN's safety initiatives and ensure we remain at the forefront of the rail industry on safety performance.

"All of our leaders in operations have significant safety responsibilities embedded in their roles, but having an officer whose job is focused exclusively on safety will bring an added dimension of discipline and vision to our precision railroading model."

Miller will specifically have responsibility for CN's current departments of Safety, Risk Management, and Environment, as well as the movement and handling of Hazardous Materials.

"Integrating all of these aspects of CN's operations and the safe delivery of customers' goods will help address our objective of continuously improving our safety performance," Harrison added.

Miller has over 28 years of CN operations and marketing experience and has held positions in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Moncton and Edmonton. He holds a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a Master's degree in Transportation Planning, both from the University of New Brunswick. This appointment will become effective May 1, 2007, and Miller will continue to be based in Edmonton.

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 North America.

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