KCS Announces New Health, Safety and Environmental Group

October 17, 2017

Kansas City, Mo., October 17, 2017.  Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that it has formed a new Health, Safety and Environmental group within the Operations department to consolidate occupational health, workplace and public safety, and environmental functions under a single management to better align and coordinate with the company’s Operations groups.

Leading the new group is Kayden Howard who was promoted from associate general counsel to the newly-created position of vice president health, safety and environmental.  Ms. Howard has been with the company since 2005.  Prior to joining the company, she was an attorney practicing labor and employment law with Shook, Hardy & Bacon, and also worked for the U.S. Department of Labor.  Ms. Howard holds a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She currently serves on the board of directors of the Women’s Employment Network.

KCS will also add a newly-created assistant vice president health and safety position.  This person will lead a team responsible for the ongoing design, implementation and administration of workplace safety and health programs for the company.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Kayden to lead this important function for the organization and confident that she will continue to enhance our overall commitment to safety,” said KCS executive vice president and chief operating officer Jeff Songer.

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 is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S.  Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, 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 railway network, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Contact: C. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372