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Press release from CNW Group

CN presents Safe Handling Award to shippers

Friday, May 18, 2012

CN presents Safe Handling Award to shippers12:30 EDT Friday, May 18, 2012MONTREAL, May 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced the winners of its Safe Handling Award for 2011. This award is among the most coveted and respected in the industry. In all, 109 companies were presented with the Safe Handling Award at a special ceremony."On behalf of CN, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate each of the Safe Handling Award recipients for 2011," said James Cairns, CN's vice-president, Petroleum and Chemicals. "This award recognizes customers who, like CN, make safety a top priority by handling dangerous goods carefully and judiciously, and for respecting high standards. CN and its customers work closely together on a daily basis to ensure that a safe operation is maintained. In addition to being a prestigious recognition, we hope that the Award is also an added incentive to achieve safety excellence."Launched in 1992, CN's Safe Handling Award has been presented to customers that load cars with dangerous goods and meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of regulated products. The winners must meet established criteria, according to the total number of shipments of dangerous goods for all facilities."The Safe Handling Award is an integral part of the Responsible Care® Program - an ongoing performance improvement initiative in which CN is a partner, both in Canada and the U.S.," explained Keith Creel, CN's executive vice-president and chief operating officer.  "The safety of our operations is of the utmost importance to CN, and our customers play an important role in ensuring the safety of our employees, communities, and the environment. We're pleased to recognize those partners who excel in this ongoing effort."CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.2011 CN Safe Handling Award winnersCongratulations to all our winners ACE ETHANOL LLCADKINS ENERGY LLCAGRIUM INCAIR BP CANADA LTDAIR LIQUIDE USA LLCAIRGAS CARBONIC INDUSTRIESAMAIZING ENERGY LLCARCLIN CANADA LTDARKEMA INCAUX SABLE LIQUID PRODUCTS LPBAYER INCBIG RIVER RESOURCES BOYCEVILLE LLCBITUMAR INCBORDER CHEMICAL CO LTDBP PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA INCBRENNTAG CANADA INCC F INDUSTRIES INCCANADA COLORS & CHEMICALS LTDCANEXUS CHEMICALS CANADA LP.CENOVUS ENERGY INCCENTENNIAL ENERGY LLC.CHEMTRADE LOGISTICS INCCITGO PETROLEUM CORPCOMMERCIAL ALCOHOLS INCCONOCOPHILLIPSCROSSTEX PROCESSING SERVICES LLCDOW CHEMICAL COENERSUL OPERATIONS LPENTERPRISE GAS PRODUCTSEPCO CARBON DIOXIDE PRODUCTS INCEQUISTAR CHEMICALS LPERGON INCEVONIK CYRO LLCFMC CORP.FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPGARDNER ASPHALT COGAS SUPPLY RESOURCES LLCGIBSON ENERGY ULCGLENVILLE GRAINGLOBAL COMPANIES LLCCHS INCHONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INCHUSKY ENERGY INCINEOS USA LLC.INNOPHOS INCINTL CHEMICAL COIRVING OIL INCKEMIRA INCKEYERA PARTNERSHIPKMG-BERNUTH INCKOPPERS INCLANXESS INCLITTLE SIOUX CORN PROCESSORSLUCITE INTERNATIONALMANSFIELD OILMETHANEX CORPMEXICHEM FLUOR INCMGP INGREDIENTS INCMITSUBISHI GAS CHEM AMERICAMITSUBISHI INTL CORPMOMENTIVE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INCMUREX N A LTDN G L SUPPLY CO LTDNALCO COMPANYNEXENNEXEO SOLUTIONS LLCNORFALCO SALES INC.NOVA CHEMICALS CORPOLIN CORPOXBOW SULPHUR INCP P G INDUSTRIES INCPBF HOLDING COMPANY LLCPETRO-HUNT LLCPETROVALUEPINE LAKE CORN PROCESSORS LLCPLATINUM ETHANOL LLCPOET BIOREFININGPOTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INCPRAXAIR INCPROVIDENT MIDSTREAM LPRECOCHEM INCRENEWABLE PRODUCTS MARKETING GROUPRENTECH ENERGY MIDWEST CORPRHODIA INCSABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICSSAFETY KLEEN SYSTEMS INCSEMSTREAM LPSIOUXLAND ENERGY & LIVESTOCK COOPERSOMAVRAC INCSOUTHERN CHEMICAL COSPECTRA ENERGY EMPRESS LPSTEPAN COSTITTCO ENERGY LTDSUPERIOR PLUS LPSYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION INCTAMINCO HIGHER AMINES INCTERRA GRAIN FUELSTEXPAR ENERGY LLCTOTAL PETROCHEMICALS & REFINING USA INCULTRAMAR LTDUNIPEX SOLUTIONS CANADA INCUNIVAR CANADA LTDUNIVAR USA INCUS STEEL CORPVALERO ENERGY CORPWESTERN PETROLEUM COMPANY INCWESTERN WISCONSIN ENERGY, LLCWILLIAMS OLEFINS LLCYARA NORTH AMERICA INC   For further information: Media contact:  Mark Hallman Director, Communications and Public Affairs (905) 669-3384