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Description of Business

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 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 operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

Board of Directors

Thomas D. Bell Jr
Erskine B. Bowles
Robert A. Bradway
Wesley G. Bush
Daniel A. Carp
Karen N. Horn
Steven F. Leer
Michael D. Lockhart
Amy E. Miles
Martin H. Nesbitt
James A. Squires
John R. Thompson

Senior Officers

James A. Squires
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Cindy C. Earhart
Executive Vice President Administration and Chief Information Officer

James A. Hixon
Executive Vice President Law and Corporate Relations

Michael J. Wheeler
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Alan H. Shaw
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Marta R. Stewart
Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Facilities Served

General warehouses/distribution centers 402
Active coal-loading facilities 159
Bulk transfer facilities 116
Power generation plants served 100
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 32
Auto assembly plants 27
Triple Crown Service terminals 13
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.
Roanoke, Va.
Elkhart, Ind.
Shaffers Crossing, Roanoke, Va.

Other Major Installations

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

McDonough, Ga.
Training Center

Norfolk, Va.
Lamberts Point coal transload facility

Plant and Equipment

Miles of road operated 19,759
Track miles operated 35,907
Locomotives owned and leased 4,268
Freight car owned and leased 77,654

2014 Principal Operating Revenue Sources

Intermodal 22%
Coal, coke, and iron ore 21%
Chemicals  16%
Agriculture, fertilizer, and consumer products 13%
Metals and construction 13%
Automotive 8%
Paper, clay and forest products 7%

2014 Traffic Highlights

Rail revenue ton miles 205 billion
Rail shipments (including trailers and containers) 7.675 million units

2014 Industrial Developments

New industries on NS lines 72
Expansions of existing industries 22
Total investment by industries $5.7 billion
Jobs created in NS service area 4,420

Employment - as of 12/31/14 29,460

2014 Financial Highlights (in millions except per share amounts and operating ratio)

Financial Results

Railway operating revenues $11,624
Income from railway operations $3,575
Railway operating ratio 69.2%
Net income $2,000
Earnings per share-diluted $ 6.39

Financial Position (in millions, except per share amount)

Total assets $33,241
Total debt $9,026
Stockholders’ equity $12,408
Debt to total capitalization ratio 42.1%
Stockholders’ equity per share $40.26

Other Information

Year-end stock price $109.61
Dividends per share $2.22
Price/earnings ratio at year end 17.2
Numbers of shareholders at year end 29,575
Shares outstanding at year end 309,367,000