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Norfolk Southern Corporation Announces Board Changes

Bruno Maestri and Robert E. Mart?nez will assume additional responsibilities for Norfolk Southern Corp. This follows the retirement of F. Blair Wimbush, the railroad's vice president real estate and corporate sustainability officer. The changes are effective May 1, 2015. Maestri, vice president government relations and corporate communications, is named vice president government relations, corporate communications, and corporate sustainability officer, with office in Washington. His responsibilities include federal legislative and regulatory affairs, state relations, community affairs, and corporate communications, in addition to the new responsibilities relating to NS' sustainability programs to improve locomotive fuel efficiency and emissions, energy use, land conservation, waste management, and water conservation. Maestri joined NS in 1995 and served in several positions relating to environmental management and protection, and then public affairs, before being named to his most recent position in 2005. Mart?nez, vice president business development, is named vice president business development and real estate, with office in Norfolk. His responsibilities include business development, market research, ports and international, and industrial development, in addition to his new responsibilities relating to NS' real estate services, including purchase, sale, and development of property; natural resource management; and projects associated with wire, pipeline, and fiber optics. Mart?nez rejoined NS in 1998 and served in several marketing positions before being named to his most recent position in 2003. Earlier, he had worked at NS for a year before serving a four-year stint as Secretary of Transportation for Virginia.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, Q1 2015 Guidance/Update Call, Apr 14, 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation, Q1 2015 Guidance/Update Call, Apr 14, 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter of 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation provided earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2015. For the period, the company expected first quarter 2015 earnings at $1.00 per share, down 15% from the same quarter last year. The reduction in earnings is primarily due to lower than expected revenues, although certain expense items also affected the comparison. Revenue decreases reflect reductions in fuel surcharge revenue in each of NS' three commodity groups, continued reductions in coal volumes, and a lower average revenue per unit related to the mix of business. Lower overall expenses were aided by declining fuel expense but hurt by weather and service recovery costs. First quarter 2015 revenues are expected to be about $2.6 billion, a 5% decrease compared with the same period last year. Coal shipments continue to experience downward pressure, weighted by a significant decline in export coal volume. Merchandise saw growth in volumes, though revenues declined due to unfavorable revenue per unit brought on by reduced fuel revenues and changes in the mix of traffic. Within the intermodal category, increased volumes and core pricing gains roughly offset the impact of lower average revenue per unit due to fuel revenue reductions. Following the weather related challenges of the first quarter, volumes are expected to rebound in the second quarter, with the exception of coal, which will continue to be pressured given current market dynamics. In the current energy environment, revenues for the year are expected to be less than revenues for 2014, and the Company continues to focus on improving core pricing as service levels improve.

Norfolk Southern Corporation Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Norfolk Southern Corporation reported earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $2 billion, or $6.39 per diluted share, compared to $1.91 billion, or $6.04 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. Railway operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014 were $11.62 billion, compared to $11.24 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Income from railway operations for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $3.57 billion, compared to $3.26 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Income before income taxes for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $3.13 billion, compared to $2.96 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Norfolk Southern Expands its 'Railroad University' Operations Training Center to Better Equip Graduates for Customer Service

Norfolk Southern Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of its "Railroad University" and redoubled its commitment to superior transportation services for its present and future rail customers. This facility is all about investing in its people.

 

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