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NORFOLK SOUTHERN STOCKHOLDERS ELECT DIRECTORS

 NORFOLK, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockholders of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today elected four directors to serve three-year terms ending in 1996: Gerald L. Baliles, a partner in the law firm of Hunton & Williams and former Governor of Virginia; Gene R. Carter, executive director of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; E. B. Leisenring, Jr., retired chairman of the board of Penn Virginia Corporation; and Arnold B. McKinnon, retired chairman and chief executive officer.
 In prepared remarks to the stockholders, David R. Goode, chairman, president and chief executive officer, pledged continued emphasis on business growth and expense reduction.
 Goode cited, as principal contributors to the efficiency and profitability of Norfolk Southern and its predecessors, "attention to detail, uncompromising commitment to safety, customer focus and rigorous cost control," and noted that the corporation will "preserve any such traditions that foster our long-term prosperity.
 "There is a difference, however, between traditions and habits," he continued, adding that Norfolk Southern has embarked on a "perpetual effort to re-examine how we do things-even those things that seemed to have worked in the past."
 Goode said that Thoroughbred Quality, Norfolk Southern's adaptation of total quality management, is now in its third year and is unifying Norfolk Southern in the pursuit of improved service and lower costs. "We have already achieved some initial and very encouraging successes," he said. He cited as an example a team of employees in Chattanooga who identified and solved customers' problems and thereby won $3 million of additional business for Norfolk Southern. Teamwork also is the key to expense reduction in Goode's view.
 "Just as our people are forming teams to create a better Norfolk Southern, we are teaming up with other companies to create a better transportation system," Goode said, and pointed to the new Triple Crown Services Company, joint venture between Norfolk Southern and Conrail, as the best example in the industry.
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 /CONTACT: Robert C. Fort, 804-629-2714 or Robin C. Chapman, 804-629-2713, both of Norfolk Southern/
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