Three more worthy causes to benefit from Norfolk Southern's art sale

     Three more worthy causes to benefit from Norfolk Southern's art sale

PR Newswire

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 9, 2013

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The sale by Norfolk Southern (NYSE:
NSC)of a work of art at an auction last month will benefit three more
charitable causes in addition to the previously announced donation to the Fire
Up 611! campaign, the Norfolk Southern Foundation announced.

"Each one of these organizations plays an important role in enriching a
community where Norfolk Southern has a major presence," said Norfolk Southern
CEO Wick Moorman. "These donations will be transformative for each of them,
and we feel fortunate to be able to share the sale's proceeds with them."

A $500,000 donation to ACCESS College Foundation will allow the Norfolk
organization to expand programming and provide those "last dollar"
scholarships to students in Hampton Roads, many of whom are first generation
college students. ACCESS College Foundation provides a path to attend and
complete college for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity

Feeding America Southwest Virginia will receive $252,000 to purchase a new
roof, allowing the Roanoke, Va., food bank to replace a roof that has far
exceeded its useful life. The organization feeds Southwest Virginia's hungry
through a network of partners and engages the region in the fight to end

The Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke will receive
$25,000 that will enable the museum to purchase exhibits and displays. The
Harrison Museum of African American Cultures, Inc. (HMAAC) is a cultural and
educational institution committed to advocating, showcasing, preserving and
celebrating the art and history of African Americans for Roanoke Valley
citizens and visitors.

On Nov. 14, Norfolk Southern sold an untitled 1959 Mark Rothko painting
through an auction in New York City. The company announced at that time that
it would direct $1.5 million of the proceeds to the Virginia Museum of
Transportation's campaign to restore the Class J 611 steam locomotive to

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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Contact: Norfolk Southern contacts: (Media) Robin Chapman, 757-629-2713
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