Burlington Northern Santa Fe Shareholders Elect Directors

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of Burlington
 Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE:   BNI) (BNSF) elected 12 directors,
 including Robert D. Krebs, chairman, and Matthew K. Rose, president and chief
 executive officer, at the company's annual shareholders meeting held today in
 Fort Worth.
     In addition to Krebs and Rose, the following directors were elected for a
 one-year term:
 
      John J. Burns, Jr., 69, president and chief executive officer of
        Alleghany Corporation;
      Bill M. Lindig, 64, retired chairman of SYSCO Corporation;
      Vilma S. Martinez, 57, partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson
        LLP;
      Roy S. Roberts, 62, retired group vice president, North American Vehicle
        Sales, Service and Marketing, of General Motors Corporation;
      Marc J. Shapiro, 53, vice chairman for finance, risk management and
        administration of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.;
      Arnold R. Weber, 71, president-emeritus of Northwestern University;
      Robert H. West, 62, retired chairman of the board of Butler Manufacturing
        Company;
      J. Steven Whisler, 46, chairman, president and chief executive officer of
        Phelps Dodge Corporation;
      Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., 59, chairman of the board and chief executive
        officer of SBC Communications Inc.; and
      Michael B. Yanney, 67, chairman and chief executive officer of America
        First Companies L.L.C.
 
     Joseph F. Alibrandi, retired chairman and chief executive officer of
 Whittaker Corporation; George Deukmejian, retired senior counsel to the law
 firm of Sidley & Austin; and Ronald B. Woodard, president and chief executive
 officer of MagnaDrive, Inc., did not stand for re-election to the BNSF board
 of directors.
     Shareholders also approved an amended version of the BNSF 1999 stock
 incentive plan and a proposal that urged the BNSF board of directors to
 solicit shareholder approval for any "shareholder rights" plan that might be
 adopted.
     Through its subsidiary, The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
 Company, BNSF operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America,
 with 33,500 route miles of track covering 28 states and two Canadian
 provinces.
 
 

SOURCE Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of Burlington
 Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE:   BNI) (BNSF) elected 12 directors,
 including Robert D. Krebs, chairman, and Matthew K. Rose, president and chief
 executive officer, at the company's annual shareholders meeting held today in
 Fort Worth.
     In addition to Krebs and Rose, the following directors were elected for a
 one-year term:
 
      John J. Burns, Jr., 69, president and chief executive officer of
        Alleghany Corporation;
      Bill M. Lindig, 64, retired chairman of SYSCO Corporation;
      Vilma S. Martinez, 57, partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson
        LLP;
      Roy S. Roberts, 62, retired group vice president, North American Vehicle
        Sales, Service and Marketing, of General Motors Corporation;
      Marc J. Shapiro, 53, vice chairman for finance, risk management and
        administration of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.;
      Arnold R. Weber, 71, president-emeritus of Northwestern University;
      Robert H. West, 62, retired chairman of the board of Butler Manufacturing
        Company;
      J. Steven Whisler, 46, chairman, president and chief executive officer of
        Phelps Dodge Corporation;
      Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., 59, chairman of the board and chief executive
        officer of SBC Communications Inc.; and
      Michael B. Yanney, 67, chairman and chief executive officer of America
        First Companies L.L.C.
 
     Joseph F. Alibrandi, retired chairman and chief executive officer of
 Whittaker Corporation; George Deukmejian, retired senior counsel to the law
 firm of Sidley & Austin; and Ronald B. Woodard, president and chief executive
 officer of MagnaDrive, Inc., did not stand for re-election to the BNSF board
 of directors.
     Shareholders also approved an amended version of the BNSF 1999 stock
 incentive plan and a proposal that urged the BNSF board of directors to
 solicit shareholder approval for any "shareholder rights" plan that might be
 adopted.
     Through its subsidiary, The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
 Company, BNSF operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America,
 with 33,500 route miles of track covering 28 states and two Canadian
 provinces.
 
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