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Norfolk Southern 2013 Annual Report highlights breakthrough year and looks ahead to rail's key role in the American economy

NORFOLK, Va., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was a "big year," CEO Wick Moorman tells stockholders in the 2013 Annual Report, posted online today, and, "I am confident in the future of Norfolk Southern and the rail industry and in our ability to help move the nation's economy forward."

Describing 2013 as a breakthrough year, Moorman said, "We achieved record performance levels as our investments in network capacity, technology, and new talent delivered the safe, efficient, and dependable service our transportation customers deserve.

"We set new precedents for railway operating revenues and income from railway operations and achieved new landmarks for net income, earnings per share, and operating ratio," he said.

Moorman said the company is "revitalizing our existing network not only to change with the times but to lead with innovation and determination."

He credited the people of Norfolk Southern. "Their talents, ingenuity, and hard work brought us to new heights today and will take us even further in the years ahead," Moorman said.

The annual report is distributed to stockholders, the financial community, news media, and libraries. To request a copy, call 800-531-6757, email [email protected], or write to Norfolk Southern Corp., Corporate Communications Department, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, Va. 23510-9217.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company 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.

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