Canadian Pacific terminates efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern

On April 11, CP terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp., including the withdrawal of a resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in favour of good-faith negotiations between the two companies. No further financial offers or overtures to meet with the NS board of directors are planned at this time.

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Precision Railroading: Using the CP Model to Build a Leading Transcontinental Railway

CP has a tried and tested approach – called precision railroading – that will deliver results for customers, employees, communities and shareholders.

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CP’s E. Hunter Harrison on the Case for Change

CP CEO E. Hunter Harrison explains why the status quo is not an option for North American rail

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Alleviating Congestion in Chicago

Combining CP and NS will alleviate congestion in a key rail hub for North America.

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Adding Capacity to the U.S. Economy

To continue growing, the U.S. economy must add capacity to North American rail service to meet current and future demand.

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Reaching Regulatory Approval

The public interest benefit is clear.

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Value for Shareholders

We believe there is significant value for NS shareholders in a combined CP-NS network. CP’s proposal offers a significant premium to NS shareholders in the form of cash, stock and a contingent value right (CVR).

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Benefits for Shippers

​Industry consolidation can improve service and efficiency without physical expansion of rail infrastructure, which communities oppose.

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A More Fluid Chicago

A coast-to-coast railway combination would alleviate congestion in the key Chicago hub and create new opportunities for competitors to provide improved service to their own customers.

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CP’s Proposal

On December 16, 2015, CP presented a revised, enhanced proposal for NS that would provide NS shareholders with a substantial premium. It’s worth a serious talk between CP and NS leadership.

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How to Vote

Make your voice heard at the next NS annual meeting by voting to support talks between CP and NS leadership. Learn more about CP’s shareholder resolution.

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