Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) announced today the addition of four new directors to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The new directors bring the Board to 12 members, of which 11 are independent. "I am pleased to announce that Mitch Krebs, Lydia Beebe, Janet Kennedy and Henry Maier have been elected to the Kansas City Southern Board of Directors. The diverse backgrounds and wide range of expertise of these new directors substantially strengthens the Board's ability to oversee the achievement of our long-term strategic objectives," stated Robert J. Druten, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "They also have very important insights relating to financial structure and capital allocation, strategy development, corporate governance, technology and cybersecurity, and transportation as well as international operating experience in Mexico, which further complement and enhance the skill sets of our other directors." Mitchell J. Krebs is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Coeur Mining, Inc., (NYSE: CDE) a publicly-traded company and leading global producer of silver and gold with mines in North and South America, including Mexico. Prior to ascending to the role of President and CEO in 2011, Mr. Krebs served as Coeur's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Krebs not only has valuable CEO leadership experience, but also provides additional financial expertise as well as experience with significant business operations issues in Mexico. "Mexico is clearly one of our Company's most important areas of growth," stated Druten. "Mitch's expertise with Coeur's mining operations in Mexico will provide invaluable insights for the Board in overseeing the execution of our operational strategy in Mexico." Lydia I. Beebe joins the Board after serving in various executive roles at Chevron Corporation, most recently as its Chief Governance Officer, and as an experienced director of public companies. She is a respected advisor on corporate strategy, and is highly regarded for her expertise in working with all stakeholders. Ms. Beebe currently serves as Senior Of Counsel with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, advising clients on a wide range of corporate governance issues.