Robert Pace appointed vice-chairman of CN
EDMONTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – 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 Robert Pace as its
vice-chairman, effective today.
Mr. Pace, upon successful election as a director at CN’s Annual Meeting
of Shareholders in April 2014, 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
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
Halifax, N.S., which is engaged in radio broadcasting, real estate and
Mr. Pace began his career as a lawyer in Halifax and worked as Atlantic
Canada Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada. 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 Asia Pacific
Foundation and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Mr. Pace holds a master of business administration and bachelor of law
degrees from Dalhousie University in Halifax.
CN – Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries – spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver,
Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala.,
and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit,
Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca.