Norfolk Southern has issued the following statement regarding Canadian Pacific’s withdrawal of its unsolicited acquisition proposal and its related shareholder resolution:
“Norfolk Southern’s board and management team are committed to enhancing value for shareholders. Since the company’s new management team was appointed, Norfolk Southern has been focused on implementing a strategic plan to streamline operations, reduce expenses and maintain superior customer service levels.
The Norfolk Southern team has made significant progress and is on track to achieve annual productivity savings of more than $650 million and an operating ratio below 65% by 2020. We are confident the continued execution of our plan will deliver superior value to all of the company’s stakeholders by best positioning Norfolk Southern to succeed.
We thank our shareholders for their input and support throughout this process and our employees for their hard work and dedication to strengthening Norfolk Southern as a critical component of the nation’s transportation infrastructure.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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