Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has appointed Janet Barr as vice president human resources. Ms. Barr reports to KCS senior vice president human resources Lora Cheatum.

"Janet brings a diverse background of disciplines and industries to the human resources function," said Ms. Cheatum. "She is a great complement to the leadership team as we invest in the people and infrastructure to prepare for the company's many long-term growth opportunities."

Ms. Barr has more than 20 years of human resources and labor relations experience in the railroad, healthcare and utility industries. She joined KCSR in 2015 and has since gained progressive responsibility. Prior to KCSR, she managed the human resources functions for HCA Physician Services Group and Truman Medical Centers. Ms. Barr holds a master of business administration and a bachelor degree from the University of Kansas.

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 KCSR, 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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