This sustainability report contains forward-looking statements that may be identified by the use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate” and “project.” Forward-looking statements reflect management’s good-faith evaluation of information currently available.
However, such statements are dependent on and can be influenced by a number of external variables over which management has little or no control. These variables include: domestic and international economic conditions; interest rates; the business environment in industries that produce and consume rail freight; competition and consolidation within the transportation industry; the operations of carriers with which NS interchanges; acts of terrorism or war; fluctuation in prices of key materials, in particular diesel fuel; labor difficulties, including strikes and work stoppages; legislative and regulatory developments; results of litigation; changes in securities and capital markets; disruptions to Norfolk Southern’s technology infrastructure, including computer systems; and natural events such as severe weather, hurricanes, and floods.
For a discussion of significant risk factors applicable to Norfolk Southern, see the company’s annual and quarterly reports filed on our corporate website, www.nscorp.com, and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as, a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at or by which any such performance or results will be achieved. As a result, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Norfolk Southern undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.