SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
March 27, 2019 (March 26, 2019)
NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
Three Commercial Place
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02(b). Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On March 26, 2019, the Board of Directors elected three officers to new executive positions, effective April 1, 2019:
John M. Scheib, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Scheib joined Norfolk Southern in 2005 and has served as Executive Vice President – Law and Administration and Chief Legal Officer since March 2018. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President Law and Corporate Relations, Vice President Law, and General Counsel at Norfolk Southern.
Ann A. Adams, Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer. Ms. Adams joined Norfolk Southern in 2001 and has served as Vice President Human Resources since March 2016. Prior thereto, she served as Assistant Vice President Human Resources at Norfolk Southern.
Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Senior Vice President Law and Chief Legal Officer. Ms. Sutherland joined Norfolk Southern in 2018 as Vice President Law. Prior thereto, she served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and as Chief Counsel with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Norfolk Southern issued a press release on March 26, 2019, announcing these appointments. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORPORATION
/s/ Denise W. Hutson
Name: Denise W. Hutson
Title: Corporate Secretary
Date: March 27, 2019