CN announces election of directors

Apr 23, 2014, 17:02 ET from CN

Three new directors join CN's board, Robert Pace the company's new chairman

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 11, 2014, were elected as directors of CN. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at CN's Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 23 in Vancouver are set out below.

Election of Directors

On a vote by ballot, each of the following 13 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of CN:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
A. Charles Baillie 578,279,246 99.46 3,158,792 0.54
Donald J. Carty 578,459,835 99.49 2,978,201 0.51
Amb. Gordon D. Giffin 564,920,591 97.16 16,517,118 2.84
Edith E. Holiday 577,675,687 99.35 3,762,348 0.65
V. Maureen Kempston Darkes 565,714,532 97.30 15,723,504 2.70
The Hon. Denis Losier 565,461,216 97.25 15,976,821 2.75
The Hon. Edward C. Lumley 579,803,483 99.72 1,634,553 0.28
The Hon. Kevin G. Lynch 580,180,808 99.78 1,257,228 0.22
Claude Mongeau 580,502,342 99.84 935,694 0.16
James E. O'Connor 564,808,898 97.14 16,629,140 2.86
Robert Pace 575,941,852 99.05 5,496,184 0.95
Robert L. Phillips 580,231,868 99.79 1,206,168 0.21
Laura Stein 580,225,150 99.79 1,212,886 0.21

Three of the directors are new to CN's board:

  • Kevin G. Lynch, vice-chair, BMO Financial Group, and a former clerk of the privy council, secretary to the cabinet, and head of the public service of Canada;
  • Robert L. Phillips, the President of R.L. Phillips Investments Inc. and a former president and chief executive officer of British Columbia Railway Company Ltd., and
  • Laura Stein, senior vice-president, general counsel, of The Clorox Company.

Robert Pace was also elected as chairman of the company's board of directors. Mr. Pace, who joined CN's board in 1994, is president and chief executive officer of The Pace Group Ltd., based in Halifax, N.S., which is engaged in radio broadcasting, real estate and environmental services.

Biographical information on all directors is available at

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Annual Meeting held earlier today will be filed with the Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN - Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at