April 23, 2013
David G. A. McLean
, chairman of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), is pleased to announce today that the Company's Board of Directors (Board) has appointed
as its vice-chairman, effective today.
Mr. Pace, upon successful election as a director at CN's Annual Meeting of Shareholders in
, will become chairman after Mr. McLean reaches the Board's retirement age of 75 next year. As vice-chairman, Mr. Pace will work with Mr. McLean over the coming months to ensure a smooth succession.
Mr. Pace, who joined the Board in 1994 when he chaired the CN audit committee and then the human resources and compensation committee, is president and chief executive officer of The Pace Group Ltd., based in
, N.S., which is engaged in radio broadcasting, real estate and environmental services.
Mr. Pace began his career as a lawyer in
and worked as Atlantic Canada Advisor to the Prime Minister of
. He is a director of High Liner Foods Incorporated and Hydro One Inc., and is also chairman of the Walter Gordon Foundation and former director of the
Foundation and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Mr. Pace holds a master of business administration and bachelor of law degrees from
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans
and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the
Gulf of Mexico
, serving the ports of
Prince Rupert, B.C.
, and the key metropolitan areas of
Green Bay, Wis.
, with connections to all points in
. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at