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Norfolk Southern announces board election

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Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. and Marcela E. Donadio have been elected directors of Norfolk Southern Corp., effective 28 November 2016.

Daniels of West Lafayette Ind., has been president of Purdue University since 2013 and served as governor of Indiana from 2005 to 2013. Donadio of Houston, is a director and retired partner of Ernst & Young, a multinational professional services firm.

"Norfolk Southern's independent directors bring wide-ranging and practical experience to bear in enhancing the corporation's performance and seizing the business opportunities before us," Squires said. "Guidance and insight from Mitch and Marcela will prove invaluable as Norfolk Southern continues to find new operating efficiencies, reduce costs, drive profitability, and reinforce the foundation for long-term growth."

Daniels has been appointed to the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Norfolk Southern board.

Donadio has been appointed to the Finance and Risk Management Committee and the Audit Committee of the Norfolk Southern board.

Ms. Donadio is a director of Marathon Oil Corp., National Oilwell Varco Inc., and Theatre Under the Stars, a trustee for the Great Commission Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, a member of the Corporation Development Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

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