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NORFOLK SOUTHERN ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF OFFICERS, POSITION REASSIGNMENTS AND CREATION OF NEW TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS DIVISION

 NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 24 ~PRNewswire~ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced the election of four new officers and the assignment of four others to new responsibilities. In addition, a new division has been created with responsibility for transportation logistics, including Norfolk Southern's North American Van Lines subsidiary.
 David R. Goode, Norfolk Southern chairman, president and chief executive officer, announced the new officer assignments after the corporation's board of dirctors approved them earlier today. Included in the reorganization, all of which is effective December 1:
 R. Alan Brogan, currently vice president-Quality Management, becomes executive vice president-Transportation Logistics, with responsibility for all phases of logistics planning and implementation on Norfolk Southern, including North American. Brogan joined NS predecessor Norfolk and Western Railway in 1964 and rose to become vice president- Material Management, and, in 1991, vice president in charge of the corporation's Thoroughbred Quality process.
 Robert E. L. deButts is retiring as executive vice president- Corporate Development and Real Estate, after a career of more than 40 years with Norfolk Southern and its predecessor, Southern Railway. His position will not be filled.
 Harold C. Mauney, Jr., currently assistant vice president-Quality Management, succeeds Brogan as vice president-Quality Management. Mauney became assistant vice president in 1991 after a career with Southern Railway and NS that began in 1961, and included positions as division superintendent and general manager-Intermodal Transportation Services.
 Stephen C. Tobias, currently vice president-Transportation, becomes vice president-Strategic Planning, with responsibility over a wide range of long-range planning activities, including corporate planning, and reporting to the chairman and chief executive officer. Tobias joined NW in 1969 as a junior engineer, rising through a number of operating positions to become vice president-Transportation for NS in 1989.
 C. M. (Mike) Irvin, currently vice president-Engineering becomes vice president-Transportation. He joined NW in 1956 while still in college and held a number of operating positions before becoming NS vice president-Transportation in 1987 and vice president-Engineering in 1989.
 Phillip R. Ogden, currently assistant vice president-Maintenance, succeeds Irvin as vice president-Engineering. Ogden joined Southern Railway in 1963 as a junior supervisor and was promoted through a number of engineering positions, most recently being in charge of Norfolk Southern's track maintenance programs.
 L. I. (Ike) Prillaman, currently vice president and controller, becomes vice president-Properties, with responsibility over real estate and industrial development, as well as natural resource and property subsidiaries, and reporting to D. Henry Watts, executive vice president- Marketing. Prillaman joined NW in 1970 as manager-Internal Audit, was elevated to NS vice president-Accounting in 1985, and became vice president and controller in 1988.
 John P. Rathbone, currently assistant vice president-Audits, succeeds Prillaman as vice president and controller, with responsibility for Norfolk Southern's accounting activities. After joining NW as an internal auditor in 1981, Rathbone served in several internal audit positions, becoming NS assistant vice president-Audits in 1990.
 Kathryn B. McQuade, currently director-Income Tax Administration, becomes vice president-Audits, reporting to the chairman and chief executive officer. She joined NW as a special accountant in 1980, and rose through levels of increasing responsibility to assume her most recent position in 1991.
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