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  • CN (CNR) has appointed Jo-ann de Pass Olsovsky to serve on the board of directors
  • Ms. de Pass Olsovsky brings more than 35 years of technology, infrastructure operations, and railroad experience to CN
  • Ms. de Pass Olsovsky holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in Project Management from George Washington University
  • With the appointment of Ms. de Pass Olsovsky, CN’s board includes 11 directors
  • A trade-enabler, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year
  • Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) is down 0.59 per cent, trading at C$164.28 per share at 3:20 pm ET

CN (CNR) has appointed Jo-ann de Pass Olsovsky to serve on the board of directors, effective immediately.

Ms. de Pass Olsovsky brings more than 35 years of technology, infrastructure operations, and railroad experience to CN. She is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Salesforce, where she oversees the company’s global information technology organization.

She previously spent almost 12 years at BNSF Railway where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer leading enterprise information technology, including train control and operational systems supporting safety, transportation & digital train control, mechanical, engineering, and intermodal automation. Prior to BNSF, she held technology leadership positions at AT&T and GTE/Verizon supporting telecommunications, cybersecurity, customer experience, and 7×24 internal network infrastructure and operations.

Robert Pace, Chair of the Board of Directors of CN commented on Ms. de Pass Olsovsky’s appointment.

“We are pleased to welcome Jo-ann to CN as an independent director. She has deep expertise in advanced technologies and customer applications, and spent more than a decade as a senior executive at a Class I railroad. The intersection of her technology, operations and railroad experience creates a powerful combination of expertise that will be valuable to CN as we continue building the railway of the future using digital innovation to drive safety, operational excellence, customer experience and enhanced long-term shareholder value.”

With the appointment of Ms. de Pass Olsovsky, CN’s board includes 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent. The board continues to focus on recruiting top-quality independent directors who will contribute a diverse set of perspectives.

Ms. de Pass Olsovsky holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, as well as a master’s in Project Management from George Washington University. She has earned numerous industry recognitions for technology achievements, including Hispanic IT Executive Council’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Computerworld Top 100, and most recently as #10 on Technology Magazine’s 2021 TOP100 CIOs.

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year.

Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) is down 0.59 per cent, trading at C$164.28 per share at 3:20 pm ET.

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