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CN announces election of directors

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CN announces election of directors

17:45 EDT Tuesday, April 23, 2013

EDMONTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 12, 2013, were elected as directors of CN. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at CN's Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 23 in Edmonton are set out below.

Election of Directors

On a vote by ballot, each of the following 13 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of CN:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
Michael R. Armellino 297,036,406 98.91 3,270,546 1.09
A. Charles Baillie 297,091,763 98.93 3,225,227 1.07
Hugh J. Bolton 295,932,932 98.54 4,384,058 1.46
Donald J. Carty 295,752,653 98.48 4,564,336 1.52
Amb. Gordon D. Giffin 295,591,560 98.43 4,725,430 1.57
Edith E. Holiday 294,992,493 98.23 5,324,498 1.77
V. Maureen Kempston Darkes          291,611,799 97.10 8,705,191 2.90
The Hon. Denis Losier 296,608,649 98.77 3,708,341 1.23
The Hon. Edward C. Lumley 291,915,774 97.20 8,401,090 2.80
David G. A. McLean 297,327,968 99.00 2,989,023 1.00
Claude Mongeau 297,889,655 99.19 2,427,337 0.81
James E. O'Connor 298,188,689 99.29 2,128,162 0.71
Robert Pace 291,199,949 96.96 9,115,733 3.04

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Annual Meeting held earlier today will be filed with the Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

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, 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.

SOURCE CN

For further information: <p> </p> <p> <i><u><b>Media</b></u><b> </b></i><br/> Mark Hallman <br/> Director <br/> Communications and Public Affairs <br/> (905) 669-3384  </p> <p> <i><u><b>Investment Community</b></u></i><br/> Janet Drysdale <br/> Vice-President<br/> Investor Relations <br/> (514) 399-0052<br/> <br/> </p>

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