Martin H. Nesbitt and John R. Thompson elected to Norfolk Southern board

   Martin H. Nesbitt and John R. Thompson elected to Norfolk Southern board

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NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 15, 2013

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin H. Nesbitt and John R.
Thompson have been elected directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:
NSC), effective Feb. 18, 2013, Chairman and CEO Wick Moorman announced today.


Nesbitt, 50, of Chicago, is co-founder of The Vistria Group, a private equity
firm. Nesbitt served as president and chief executive officer of PRG Parking
Management LLC, an airport parking management company, and managing director
of Green Courte Partners LLC, a real estate investment firm, until 2012.

Nesbitt is a director of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. and trustee of Chicago's
Museum of Contemporary Art. He is a former member of The University of Chicago
Laboratory School Board, former chairman of the board of the Chicago Housing
Authority, and a former board member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee.
Nesbitt served as national treasurer of President Obama's 2012 and 2008
presidential campaigns.

Thompson, 61, of Minnetrista, Minn., has been a government relations
consultant for Best Buy Company Inc., a multinational consumer electronics
corporation, since October 2012, having served as senior vice president and
general manager of from 2002 through 2012. He joined the company
in 2001 as its senior vice president for supply chain and business systems.

Thompson served as chief information officer and senior vice president for
customer service, information systems, distribution logistics, and e-business
at Liz Claiborne Inc. and as chief information officer and executive vice
president of Goody's Family Clothing Inc. He is a director of Belk Inc. and a
board member of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Cristo Rey Jesuit
High Schools Network, and the advisory board of BRAG (Black Retail Action
Group). He formerly served on the board of Wendy's International Inc. and
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation, and as a trustee of the Walker Art

Nesbitt has been appointed to the audit and finance committees, and Thompson
has been appointed to the audit and governance and nominating committees of
the Norfolk Southern board.

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation's premier transportation
companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates
approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia,
serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides
efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the
most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of
coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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