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Description of Business

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,300 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including agriculture, forest and consumer products, chemicals, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Board of Directors

Thomas D. Bell Jr
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr.
Marcela E. Donadio
John C. “Jack” Huffard Jr.
Christopher T. Jones
Thomas C. "Colm" Kelleher
Steven F. Leer
Michael D. Lockhart
Amy E. Miles
Claude Mongeau
Jennifer F. Scanlon
James A. Squires
John R. Thompson

Senior Officers

James A. Squires
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Ann A. Adams
Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Vanessa Allen Sutherland
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Mark R. George
Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Cynthia M. "Cindy" Sanborn
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Alan H. Shaw
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

 

Facilities Served

General warehouses/distribution centers 402
Active coal-loading facilities 116
Bulk transfer facilities 116
Power generation plants served 78
Paper mills 66
Steel mills and processing facilities 57
Metals distribution centers 64
Lumber reload centers 58
Panel mills 16
Lumber mills 33
Intermodal terminals 53
Paper distribution centers 34
Auto distribution facilities 26
Coal and iron ore transload facilities 35
Auto assembly plants 27
Triple Crown Service terminals 2
Vehicle service centers 4
Just-in-time rail auto parts center 3
Thoroughbred bulk transfer facilities 32

Norfolk Southern serves every major port on the East Coast between New York City and Jacksonville, Fla., and multiple private terminals; the Gulf ports of Mobile, Ala., New Orleans and St. Bernard; Great Lakes ports; and numerous river ports.

Major Rail Classification Yards

Allentown, Pa.
Atlanta, Ga.
Baltimore, Md.
Bellevue, Ohio
Birmingham, Ala.
Buffalo, N.Y.
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chicago, Ill.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Conway, Pa.
Decatur, Ill.
Detroit, Mich.
Enola, Pa.
Elkhart, Ind.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Kansas City. Mo.
Knoxville, Tenn.
Linwood, N.C.
Louisville, Ky.
Macon, Ga.
New Orleans, La.
Norfolk, Va.
Sheffield, Ala.
St. Louis, Mo.
Toledo, Ohio

Locomotive Shops

Juniata, Altoona, Pa.
Bellevue, Ohio
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Conway, Pa.
Enola, Pa.
Elkhart, Ind.
Shaffers Crossing, Roanoke, Va.

Other Major Installations

Atlanta, Ga.
Operations and Service Support Center
Crew Management Center
Northern and Southern Regions’ operations offices
National Customer Service Center
Police Communications Center (800) 453-2530

McDonough, Ga.
Norfolk Southern Training Center

Norfolk, Va.
Lamberts Point coal transload facility

Plant and Equipment

Miles of road operated

19,335

Track miles operated

35,462

Locomotives owned and leased

3,202

Freight cars owned and leased

43,445

2020 Principal Operating Revenue Sources

Intermodal

27%

Agriculture, forest, and consumer products

22%

Chemicals

18%

Metals and construction

14%

Coal

11%

Automotive

  8%

2020 Traffic Highlights

Rail revenue ton-miles

164 billion

Rail shipments (including trailers and containers)

6.68 million units

2020 Industrial Developments

New industries on NS lines

70

Expansions of existing industries

16

Total investment by industries

$1.8 billion

Jobs created in NS service area

2,960

2020 AVERAGE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 20,200

2020 Financial Highlights (in millions except per share amounts and operating ratio)

Financial Results

Railway operating revenues

$9,789

Income from railway operations¹

$3,486

Railway operating ratio¹

64.4%

Net income¹

$2,375

Earnings per share-diluted¹

$9.25

¹ These financial metrics have been adjusted to exclude certain charges. For an explanation, see the “Non-GAAP Reconciliation for 2020” on page K20 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Financial Position (in millions, except per share amount)

Total assets

$37,962

Total debt

$12,681

Stockholders’ equity

$14,791

Debt to total capitalization ratio

46.2%

Stockholders’ equity per share

$58.67

Other Information

Year-end stock price

$237.61

Dividends per share

$3.76

Price/earnings ratio at year end

25.7

Number of shareholders at year end

21,825

Average number of shares outstanding at year end

255,117