KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (NYSE:KSU) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (NYSE:KSU) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On June 19, 2017, Mary K. Stadler, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Kansas City Southern (the “Company”), announced her intent to retire as the Company’s chief accounting officer, effective July 24, 2017. As successor to Ms. Stadler, the Company appointed Ms. Suzanne M. Grafton (age 41) as its Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective July 24, 2017. Ms. Grafton joined the Company in 2006 and currently serves as Vice President-Audit and Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to her current role, she was Vice President of Accounting from May 2014 to March 2016, and was Assistant Vice President-Financial Reporting from 2007 through May 2014. To facilitate transition of her responsibilities, Ms. Stadler intends to remain an employee with the Company until January 8, 2018.

About KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (NYSE:KSU)

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a transportation holding company with domestic and international rail operations in North America that are focused on the north/south freight corridor connecting commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico. The Company controls and owns The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), a United States Class I railroad that serves a 10-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri and several key ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The Company controls and owns Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM), which serves Mexico’s principal industrial cities and three of its seaports. KCSM has the right to control and operate the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, which spans the Rio Grande River between the United States and Mexico.

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