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Kansas City Southern Appoints Carlos J. Velez as Vice President Business Solutions and Marketing

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kansas City Southern Appoints Carlos J. Velez as Vice President Business Solutions and Marketing15:52 EDT Tuesday, August 21, 2012 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Business Wire) -- Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today the appointment of Carlos J. Velez as vice president business solutions and marketing. In this position, he leads the business development, customer solutions, market research and sales force performance functions and reports to KCS executive vice president sales and marketing Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. "Carlos brings a wealth of international transportation and logistics experience to Kansas City Southern,” said Mr. Ottensmeyer. “His sales and marketing, operations and general management credentials are impressive and his reputation and credibility in the market, particularly in Mexico, where he founded the Mexico Intermodal Transportation Association, will be of tremendous value to KCS." Mr. Velez has over 30 years of transportation industry experience, the last 25 of which he spent with divisions of APL in the northeast, southeast and West Coast portions of the U.S., as well as Mexico. Most recently, he served as vice president and managing director of APL Latin America where he provided oversight to operations, business development, sales and marketing, administration, customer satisfaction and the profit and loss of all integrated (ocean and land) transportation services. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Kansas City SouthernC. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372dcarlson@kcsouthern.com