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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Pace

60 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Claude Mongeau

53 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Luc Jobin

55 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Russell Hiscock

2008 President and Chief Executive Officer - CN Investment Division

Jim Vena

2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Jean-Jacques Ruest

2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Sean Finn

2008 Executive Vice President - Corporate Services, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Mike Cory

2009 Senior Vice President, Western Region

Jeff Liepelt

2013 Senior Vice President - Southern Region

Kimberly Madigan

2010 Vice President - Human Resources

Janet Drysdale

2012 Vice President - Investor Relations

John Orr

2013 Vice President - Eastern Region

Donald Carty

68 2011 Independent Director

V. Maureen Darkes

63 1995 Independent Director

Gordon Giffin

65 2001 Independent Director

Edith Holiday

63 2001 Independent Director

Denis Losier

62 1994 Independent Director

Kevin Lynch

64 2014 Independent Director

James O'Connor

65 2011 Independent Director

Robert Phillips

64 2014 Independent Director

Laura Stein

53 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Pace

Mr. Robert L. Pace is Independent Chairman of the Board of Canadian National Railway Co. Mr. Pace is President and Chief Executive Officer, The Pace Group (radio broadcasting, real estate development and environmental services). He began his professional career as a lawyer in Halifax with the firm Chandler Moore. In 1981, he accepted an appointment to act as the Atlantic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In addition to serving on the public boards mentioned in the following table, Mr. Pace is also Chairman of the Walter Gordon Foundation, a director of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and former director of the Asia Pacific Foundation. Mr. Pace holds an MBA and an LL.B from Dalhousie University and holds an Honourary Doctor of Commerce Degree from Saint Mary’s University. Mr. Pace has also completed Corporate Director education programs at both Harvard and Chicago Business Schools.

Claude Mongeau

Mr. Claude Mongeau is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Canadian National Railway Co. Mr. Mongeau became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January 1, 2010. In 2000, he was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and held such position until June 1, 2009. Prior to this, he held the positions of Vice-President, Strategic and Financial Planning and Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Development upon joining the Company in 1994. In 2005, he was selected Canada’s CFO of the Year by an independent committee of prominent Canadian business leaders. Prior to joining CN, Mr. Mongeau was a partner with Secor Group, a Montréal-based management consulting firm. He also worked in the business development unit of Imasco Inc. and as a consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Mongeau is a nominee for election as director of the board of The Toronto-Dominion Bank, at its March 26, 2015 annual shareholder meeting. Mr. Mongeau also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Railway Association of Canada. Mr. Mongeau holds an MBA from McGill University.

Luc Jobin

Mr. Luc Jobin is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Canadian National Railway Company. Mr. Jobin is accountable for the Company’s financial management and governance, strategic planning and information technology. Appointed CN’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (the “CFO”) in June 2009, Mr. Jobin has extensive experience as a business leader and senior executive within the consumer goods, manufacturing and investment industries. Mr. Jobin obtained his Chartered Accountant designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and earned his Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University.

Russell Hiscock

Mr. Russell J. Hiscock is President and Chief Executive Officer - CN Investment Division of Canadian National Railway Company. He served as general manager of the CN Investment Division. As general manager, Hiscock's responsibilities were equivalent to those of individuals with the title of chief investment officer and chief operating officer, including investment policy, asset allocation, oversight of portfolio managers, finance and administration, accounting, performance measurement, information technology and human resources management. He obtained a B. Math. Degree (University of Waterloo) in 1975, an MA - Economics (University of Western Ontario) in 1976, an MBA (University of Toronto) in 1977, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification in 1983, and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 1986. He is a member of the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation and the Loyola High School Foundation Investment Committees, and is past chairman of the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC).

Jim Vena

Mr. Jim Vena is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Canadian National Railway Company. Mr. Vena was accountable for the Company’s North American rail operations. Appointed CN’s Executive Vice-President and COO in February 2013, Mr. Vena has extensive railway experience having held successively senior positions within the Company’s operating functions. Mr. Vena joined CN in 1977 as a brakeman in Jasper, Alberta. Mr. Vena gradually took over various management positions in CN operations and marketing and led all three of CN’s operating regions as Senior Vice-President, Southern Region; Senior Vice-President, Western Region; and Senior Vice-President, Eastern Region.

Jean-Jacques Ruest

Mr. Jean-Jacques Ruest is an Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Canadian National Railway Company. Mr. Ruest was appointed CN’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer (the ”CMO”) on January 1, 2010 and is responsible for providing the strategic direction and leadership for CN’s sales, marketing and supply chain solutions groups. He is a seasoned executive and has extensive marketing experience within the railway industry. Prior to joining CN, he accumulated more than 15 years of experience working for a major international chemical company. Mr. Ruest holds a Masters in Business Administration in marketing from HEC Montréal and a Bachelor of Science degree in applied chemistry from the Université de Sherbrooke. He also completed the executive program from the University of Michigan’s business school.

Sean Finn

Mr. Sean Finn is an Executive Vice President - Corporate Services, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary of Canadian National Railway Co. Mr. Finn was appointed Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in December 2000 and CN’s Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer (the “CLO”) in December 2008. He is responsible for a wide array of legal, government, regulatory, public affairs, risk mitigation and security matters. As Corporate Secretary, he is also responsible for CN’s Corporate Governance practices. Mr. Finn led CN’s tax function and was appointed CN’s Vice-President, Treasurer and Principal Tax Counsel in January 2000. Before joining the Company, he was the Managing Tax Partner for a major Montreal law firm. Mr. Finn graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal, after which he was admitted to the Quebec Bar, and is a member of the Canadian and American Bar Associations. Mr. Finn has completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, as well as the Excellence in the Boardroom Program at the Rotman School of Management, Executive Programs, University of Toronto. .

Mike Cory

Mr. Mike Cory is Senior Vice President, Western Region of Canadian National Railway Company. He started with CN in 1981 at the Symington Yard Diesel Shop in Winnipeg as a labourer. Over the years, he has held operational positions, worked in Customer Service and Marketing, and served as superintendent, general superintendent, director of Service Design and Network Operations superintendent. In January 2006, he became general manager of Operations for the Michigan sub Region and in September of 2006 became assistant vice-president of Network Operations based in Edmonton. He become Senior Vice President, Western Region of Canadian National Railway Company effective March 31, 2009.

Jeff Liepelt

Mr. Jeff Liepelt is Senior Vice President - Southern Region of Canadian National Railway Company. Mr. Liepelt joined the former Illinois Central in 1978 as a Brakeman and has held positions of increasing responsibility in both Canada and the U.S., with assignments in Chicago, Memphis, Winnipeg, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Prior to this, Mr. Liepelt was Vice-President, Operations, Southern Region.

Kimberly Madigan

Ms. Kimberly A. Madigan is Vice President - Human Resources of Canadian National Railway Company. Ms. Madigan joined CN in 1999, and was most recently Vice-President, Human Resources, US Operations. Ms. Madigan has experience in transportation labor negotiations and mediation. In August 1990, she joined the National Mediation Board (NMB), serving as Chairman from July 1992 to December 1993. Following her tenure at NMB, Madigan was a Principal with Chambers, Conlon, and Hartwell, a transportation consulting firm, where she also served as President of National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association. While with the law firm of Weiner, McCaffrey, Brodsky, Kaplan & Levin, P.C., she represented a number of regional and local railroad carriers, concentrating on litigation, regulatory, and labor matters. She served as General Counsel of the Regional Railroads of America, and the Railroad Productivity Foundation. From 1986 - 1990, she was an attorney with Highsaw & Mahoney, P.C., where she represented the Railway Labor Executives' Association and other associated labor organizations. Ms. Madigan holds a degree in business administration from the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University, where she was adjunct professor of law from 1992-1993.

Janet Drysdale

Ms. Janet Drysdale is Vice President - Investor Relations of Canadian National Railway Company. She joined CN in 1996, assuming positions of increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing and in Financial Planning. She also worked with Noorigian as senior investor relations manager for almost four years. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., and a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University in Montreal.

John Orr

Mr. John Orr is Vice President - Eastern Region of Canadian National Railway Company. He is vice-president, chief safety and sustainability officer, Assistant Vice- President Operations, British Columbia South, a position he was promoted to in 2011. Orr joined CN in 1985 as a conductor in London, Ont., and has held increasingly responsible positions in the operations team across Canada.

Donald Carty

Mr. Donald J. Carty is an Independent Director of Canadian National Railway Co. Mr. Carty retired as Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dell, Inc. (computer manufacturer) a position he assumed from January 2007 until June 2008 and as Chairman and CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines in 2003, after 30 years in the airline business, where he previously served as President and Executive Vice-President of Finance & Planning of AMR Airline Group and American Airlines. He was President and CEO of CP Air from 1985 to 1987. In the voluntary sector, Mr. Carty is on the Executive Board of the SMU Cox School of Business. He is a former Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In 1999, Board Alert named Mr. Carty one of the year’s Outstanding Directors. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003. In addition to serving on the public boards mentioned in the following table, Mr. Carty serves as Chairman of the boards of Porter Airlines, Inc. and Research Now Group, Inc. Mr. Carty holds a B.A. and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

V. Maureen Darkes

Mrs. V. Maureen Kempston Darkes is an Independent Director of Canadian National Railway Co. Mrs. Kempston was an officer of General Motors Corporation (GM) when GM filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on June 1, 2009. None of the operations for which she was directly responsible in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East were included in the bankruptcy filing. GM emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 10, 2009 in a reorganization in which a new entity acquired GM’s most valuable assets. Mrs. Kempston Darkes retired as a GM officer on December 1, 2009; Mrs. Kemptson Darkes holds Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Victoria University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Gordon Giffin

The Honourable Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin, J.D., is an Independent Director of Canadian National Railway Co. Ambassador Giffin is Senior Partner and the Chair of the Public Policy and International department at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he maintains offices in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. He has been engaged in the practice of law or government service for more than thirty-five years. Mr. Giffin was United States Ambassador to Canada from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Giffin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Tri-Lateral Commission. In addition to serving on the public boards mentioned in the following table, Mr. Giffin serves on the Board of Counsellors of McLarty Global. Mr. Giffin holds a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

Edith Holiday

Mrs. Edith E. Holiday, J.D., is an Independent Director of Canadian National Railway Co. Ms. Holiday is a Corporate Director and Trustee and a former General Counsel, United States Treasury Department and former Secretary of the Cabinet, The White House. Ms. Holiday serves on the public boards mentioned in the following table. She was also the recipient of the Direct Women’s 2009 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award, which honours women who have served with distinction on the board of a public company and advanced the value of diversity in the workplace. She is also the recipient of the Secretary of the Treasury’s highest award, the Alexander Hamilton Award. Ms. Holiday holds a B.S. and a J.D. from the University of Florida, and she was admitted to the bars of the states of Florida, Georgia and the District of Columbia.

Denis Losier

The Honorable Denis Losier is an Independent Director of Canadian National Railway Co. Mr. Losier is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Assumption Life (life insurance company). Between 1989 and 1994, Mr. Losier held various cabinet level positions with the government of the Province of New Brunswick, including Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism. Mr. Losier was co-chair of the University of Moncton’s Excellence Campaign. In 2008, he was named a member of the Security Intelligence Review Committee of Canada, and, as such, became a member of the Privy Council. In addition to serving on the public boards mentioned in the following table, Mr. Losier is a director of Enbridge Gas New Brunswick and chairs the board of directors of Invest N.B. and is a past member and director of the New Brunswick Business Council and Canadian Blood Services, respectively. Mr. Losier was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011. Mr. Losier holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Moncton and a Masters of Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Losier was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from the University of Moncton.

Kevin Lynch

The Honorable Kevin G. Lynch Ph.D., LL.D. is Independent Director of the company. He is Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group. In this role, Dr. Lynch is a key strategic advisor to senior management. He represents BMO in domestic and international markets. Prior to joining BMO, Dr. Lynch built a distinguished career in the Government of Canada. Before his retirement in 2009, he served as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet, and Head of the Public Service of Canada. Dr. Lynch began his public service career at the Bank of Canada in 1976 and has held a number of senior positions in the Government of Canada. These included the post of Deputy Minister of Industry, from 1995 to 2000, and Deputy Minister of Finance, from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Executive Director (for the Canadian, Irish and Caribbean constituency) at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. In addition to serving on the public boards mentioned in the following table, Dr. Lynch is the Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, the Chancellor of King’s University and serves on several other boards, including those of the Asia Pacific Foundation and the Gairdner Foundation. Dr. Lynch is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Policy Councils. Dr. Lynch has received honorary degrees from seven Canadian universities and was made a Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada in 2009, and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011. He has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. The Honorable Kevin G. Lynch earned his master’s in Economics from the University of Manchester and a doctorate in Economics from McMaster University.

James O'Connor

Mr. James E. O'Connor is an Independent Director of Canadian National Railway Co. Mr. O’Connor is the retired chair of the board of directors of Republic Services, Inc., a leading provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services in the United States. From 1998 to 2011, Mr. O’Connor was chair and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Services, Inc. Prior to 1998, he had held various management positions at Waste Management, Inc. In 2001, Mr. O’Connor was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) which rewards Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage. He was named to the list of America’s Best CEOs each year, between 2005 and 2010. In 2011, Mr. O’Connor was named to the Institutional Investors’ All American Executive Team. He is also active in many community causes, especially those that benefit children. Mr. O’Connor has served on the board of directors of the SOS Children’s Village. In addition to serving on the Board of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Mr. O’Connor also serves on the board of directors of the South Florida P.G.A. of America Foundation. Mr. O’Connor holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (concentration in accounting) from DePaul University.

Robert Phillips

Mr. Robert L. Phillips serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Phillips is the President of R.L. Phillips Investments Inc. and was previously President and Chief Executive Officer and director of British Columbia Railway Company Limited from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Phillips was Executive Vice-President, Business Development and Strategy for MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. and, before that, held the position of Chief Executive Officer at PTI Group and Dreco Energy Services Limited. He also enjoyed a prestigious career as a corporate lawyer and was appointed to the Queen’s Counsel in Alberta in 1991. Mr. Phillips serves on the public boards mentioned in the following table. He has also served as a director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA) and as a director of the Export and Trade Committee of the AEDA. Mr. Phillips received his Bachelor of Laws (Gold Medalist), and Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Alberta.

Laura Stein

Ms. Laura Stein, J.D., is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Stein is the Executive Vice-President – General Counsel of The Clorox Company (marketer and manufacturer of consumer products) where she serves on the executive committee. From 2000 to 2005, Ms. Stein was Senior Vice-President, General Counsel of the H.J. Heinz Company. She was also previously a corporate lawyer with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and Hong Kong. Ms. Stein is a director of Franklin Resources, Inc. and a former director of Nash Finch Company and serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including Corporate Pro Bono, Equal Justice Works, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the Association of General Counsel. Previously, Ms. Stein was chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel, co-chair of the General Counsel Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and a director of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Ms. Stein has received the Margaret Brent Award, the American Bar Association’s highest award for women lawyers; the Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award; and the Corporate Board Member America’s Top General Counsel Recognition Award. Ms. Stein received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and is a graduate of Dartmouth College where she earned an undergraduate and master’s degrees.
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