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KCS Announces Delay in Filing of Form 10-K and Adjustment for Pre-2003 Deferred Tax Balance Error; No Effect on Earnings in Intervening Years.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Southern ("KCS KCS

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" or the "Company") (NYSE NYSE

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:KSU (Key Service Unit) The cabinet that contains the electronics for a key telephone system. See key telephone system. ) announced today that during the preparation of its year-end financial reports for 2005, certain errors were identified in the calculation of the Company's deferred income tax balances that arose in the years prior to 2003. The Company has determined that its deferred tax liability balance at December 31, 2002, and subsequent dates was understated by approximately $8 million. The Company has also determined that the errors had no material impact on earnings as reported in the annual periods ended December 31, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Accordingly, the Company expects that its consolidated financial statements Consolidated Financial Statements

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 to be included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, will include an adjustment to its previously presented consolidated balance sheets to reflect reductions of its retained earnings at December 31, 2002, and subsequent periods of approximately $8 million, with corresponding increases in its deferred income taxes payable.

The Company expects that management's assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting as of December 31, 2005, to be included in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K, will indicate the existence of a material weakness in the Company's internal controls relating to its corporate tax function. The Company is developing a plan of remedial action to address the weaknesses in internal controls identified with respect to the proper reporting of income taxes.

As a result of the above described matters, the Company requires additional time to finalize its financial statements and disclosures to be included in its Form 10-K and obtain the appropriate reports from KPMG KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (accounting firm)
KPMG Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
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 LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol , the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. Accordingly, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a notification of late filing on Form 12b-25 extending the deadline to file the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for up to 15 days. The Company expects to make the filing within the 15-day extension period.

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 includes KCSR KCSR Kansas City Southern Railway Company
KCSR Kansas City Street Racing
, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lazaro Cardenas, 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 NAFTA
 in full North American Free Trade Agreement

Trade pact signed by Canada, the U.S., and Mexico in 1992, which took effect in 1994. Inspired by the success of the European Community in reducing trade barriers among its members, NAFTA created the world's
 Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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