Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that its subsidiary, KCSM Servicios S.A. de C.V. (KCSMS) has appointed Kurt Jacobs as vice president transportation. Jacobs reports to KCSMS senior vice president operations Oscar Del Cueto.

"KCS is committed to growth and we continue to invest in people and infrastructure to prepare for the many long-term opportunities on the horizon," said Mr. Del Cueto. "As our business grows, Kurt Jacobs' experience in all aspects of supply chain logistics will help take our operation to the next level."

Mr. Jacobs has 25 years of operations and logistics experience. Prior to joining KCSMS, he was chief operating officer for Brink's Mexico/Panamericano since February 2015. Before that, he spent 12 years in executive operating positions with DHL Supply Chain Mexico. While there, he served as president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Mexico for two years. Mr. Jacobs holds a master of business administration from Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas IPADE and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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