CN Board of Directors Ranked #1 in Corporate Governance in Canada

The Globe and Mail awards the company the highest marks for adhering to the highest standards of governance

Montreal, Dec 09. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is recognized for leadership in corporate governance with #1 in the comprehensive annual assessment of 220 S&P/TSX members by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business .

CN scored 98 out of 100 points. Companies are ranked based on 38 questions and sub-questions covering many topics, including ESG, sustainability, board composition, shareholders, compensation, shareholder equity, as well as disclosure. Details of the arrangement and methodology used are available in English here.

“I am proud that CN Board is being recognized as a leader in corporate governance among its peers, as the company continues to drive sustainable growth for its customers, its employees, and the communities it serves. And its shareholders. I would like to thank CN employees for their dedication in implementing our strategic plan and upholding the highest standards of corporate governance.”

– Robert Pace, CEO of CN.

About C
CN is a global leader in transportation and a major business partner. Vital to the economy, and the customers and communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured and finished products annually across North America. As the only railroad connecting the eastern and western coasts of Canada to the southern United States with a 19,500-mile (31,382 km) rail network, CN and its subsidiaries contribute to the prosperity of communities and commerce. Sustainable since 1919. CN remains committed to social responsibility and environmental protection programmes.

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