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Does Norfolk Southern have a dividend reinvestment plan and, if so, does it permit direct purchases of NS stock?

Norfolk Southern Corporation and transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST), offer the Investor’s Choice Plan for investors wishing to purchase or sell Norfolk Southern Corporation Common Stock. This plan is available to both present shareholders of record as well as to individual investors wishing to make an initial purchase of Norfolk Southern Corporation Common Stock.  Once enrolled in the Plan you can invest cash dividends when paid and make optional cash investments simply and conveniently.  To get involved in the INVESTORS CHOICE Plan, contact AST at 877-864-4750 or visit www.amstock.com. Once you are on this page, go to Invest Online to access information about the NS INVESTORS CHOICE Plan.

How can I find out about stock held in brokerage accounts?

When a broker holds your stock, it is usually registered in the broker's name, or "street name." Norfolk Southern does not know the identity of individual shareholders who hold stock in this manner. We know only that a broker holds a certain number of shares that may be for any number of customers. Also, you will receive dividend payments, annual reports and proxy materials through your broker. Please notify your broker, not American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, if you wish to eliminate unwanted, duplicate mailings.

How can I transfer my stock?

If you are interested in transfer requirements, contact American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC at 877-864-4750.

What should I do if my stock certificates are lost or stolen?

If your stock certificates are lost, stolen or in some way destroyed, notify American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC by calling 877-864-4750 or in writing immediately at the following address: Norfolk Southern Corporation, c/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Co, LLC, 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219.

Why do I receive multiple dividend checks and duplicate mailings?

Some shareholders of record hold Norfolk Southern stock in similar, but different, names, such as Mary T. Jones and M.T. Jones. When this occurs, we are required to create separate accounts for each name. Although the mailing addresses are the same, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC is required to mail separate dividend checks and any other materials to each account.

How do I consolidate multiple accounts?

If you want to consolidate separate accounts into one account, contact American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC at 877-864-4750 or visit www.amstock.com.

When does Norfolk Southern pay dividends?

Norfolk Southern usually pays dividends quarterly on its common stock on or about March 10, June 10, September 10 and December 10, when and if declared by the Board of Directors to shareholders of record. If you would like direct deposit of your dividends, please contact: American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC at 877-864-4750 or visit www.amstock.com.

What if I do not receive my dividend check or need assistance with address changes?

If you do not receive your dividend check within 10 business days after the payment date or if your check is lost or destroyed, please contact American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC at 877-864-4750 or visit www.amstock.com.

What is the history of stock splits for Norfolk Southern Corporation?

Norfolk Southern Corporation has had two stock splits since June 1, 1982, the first trading day as NSC:

03/06/1987 – 3-for-1 stock split
09/05/1997 – 3-for-1 stock split

What is the ticker symbol and stock exchange for Norfolk Southern Corporation?

Norfolk Southern Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "NSC".

Will I receive a 1099-DIV even if my dividends were reinvested?

If your total dividends on your Dividend Reinvestment Plan shares for the year were $10 or more, you will receive a 1099-DIV and the dividend amount will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If your total dividends for the year were less than $10 and you did not have withholding, a 1099-DIV was not prepared. If there was any tax withholding, a 1099-DIV was produced and will be reported to the IRS. If you have any concerns regarding this matter, please contact your financial advisor or tax accountant. If you own certificated shares, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC will also send you a 1099-DIV for the dividends reinvested on these shares.

How can I obtain a W-8BEN or W-9 form?

To have the appropriate form sent to you, please contact American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC by calling 877-864-4750 or write to the following address: Norfolk Southern Corporation, c/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Co, LLC, 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219. You can also visit www.amstock.com.

Can I receive my Annual Report and Proxy electronically?

At this time, we anticipate delivering paper copies of our Annual Report and Proxy to all shareholders; however, these materials will also be made available on the Internet at a web address that will be provided in those paper materials. In addition, we are considering making electronic delivery of the Annual Report and Proxy available in the near future. If this feature becomes available, we will provide more details as to how to enroll.

When is the Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

The corporation’s Board of Directors has the discretion to schedule Norfolk Southern’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders for any date in March, April, May or June of each year.