February 28, 2008 10:30 ET

CN sponsors world champion show jumper, Ian Millar

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2008) - CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) announced today that it will support Canadian equestrian legend, Ian Millar until the end of 2009.

"CN is proud to have Ian Millar, the most successful competitor in the history of Canadian show jumping join our team," said E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN. "Ian's outstanding career achievements to date are truly inspiring. We look forward to supporting his efforts and continued successes over the next two years," he added.

"As a Canadian, I am very excited to count one of Canada's most admired companies as my main supporter," said Millar. "CN's support for equestrian events over the years has been great for the sport. I am very appreciative of the confidence that CN has shown me, as it will certainly help as I begin to focus on my upcoming competitions including the Olympics in Beijing, China," he added.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Millar is a 10-time winner of the Canadian Show Jumping Championship and has captured two CN International titles at Spruce Meadows. Millar has won more than 155 Grand Prix titles worldwide and the Show Jumping World Cup two years in a row. At Athens in 2004, Millar became an 8-time Olympian, competing in every Olympics since 1972. He holds the record for competing in more Olympics than any other Canadian athlete. Miller was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, and is a member of the Order of Canada. He trains, operates and resides at Millar Brooke Farm in Perth, Ontario, with his wife and two children.

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