Kansas City Southern Honored as a Corporate Game Changer by Women’s Forum of New York at 2017 Breakfast of Corporate Champions; Recognized by Latino Leaders Magazine for its Latino Board Members

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) was honored by the Women’s
Forum of New York at the fourth biennial Breakfast of Corporate
Champions for achieving at least 25 percent female representation on
their board. The company, which has a representation of 25 percent women
on the board, was applauded as a corporate game changer who is making
special efforts to advance women in the boardroom.

In addition, Latino Leaders magazine has recognized three Latino members
of the KCS board of directors in its September/October 2017 edition.
Latino Leaders magazine highlights KCS directors Lu M. Córdova, Antonio
O. Garza, Jr. and David Garza-Santos among 100 Latino directors in its
special 2017 Corporate and Board Edition.

“KCS embraces the tremendous value that comes from the diversity of our
board and throughout the company, which is why we are so proud to be
recognized by these two organizations,” said KCS president and CEO
Patrick J. Ottensmeyer.

We congratulate KCS and their work towards achieving a greater
gender balance in their boardroom,” said Janice Reals Ellig, CEO, The
Ellig Group and Chair of the Women’s Forum of New York at the fourth
biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions event. “KCS knows that more
women on boards is smart business and their continued success is an
inspiration to others.”

The event brought together an audience of over 600, including CEOs and
board directors along with business leaders, government officials,
thought leaders and influential media in special recognition of
forward-thinking companies.

This year’s Breakfast of Corporate Champions kicked off with a call to
action from tennis legend Billie Jean King, who founded the Billie Jean
King Leadership Initiative with Teneo four years ago, to foster more
inclusive leadership including more representation of women and
diversity in corporate America. The highest honor, the Muriel F. Siebert
Leadership Award, will be presented to Mary Barra, CEO of General
Motors, for under her leadership, the company became the first major
industrial corporation to achieve gender parity on its board.

The awards presentation was followed by three executive panel
discussions moderated by highly respected reporters in the media
industry. Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News moderated the Gender Diversity
Creates Shareholder Value
panel, Susan Chira of The New York Times
moderated the Getting to Parity by 2025 panel, and Andrew Ross
Sorkin of CNBC moderated the CEO Panel: CEO Game Changers.
Each panel discussed details about why and how top US companies can be
game changers who make real progress in the path to parity. This year’s
program concluded with a keynote by Ronald P. O’Hanley, President and
CEO of State Street Global Advisors, encouraging attendees and
associated companies to take action in the path to gender parity by 2025.

About Kansas City Southern

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. For
more information, visit http://www.kcsouthern.com/en-us/.

About the Women’s Forum of New York

The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of
women leaders. The invitation-only membership of more than 500 women,
representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional
sectors from finance to fine arts, is dedicated to the advancement of
women’s leadership through programs which enrich members’ lives
personally and professionally, through The Education Fund which enables
talented women whose potential has been disrupted by extreme adversity
to resume their education, and through the Corporate Board Initiative,
which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through
corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women’s Forum of New
York is the flagship of the International Women’s Forum, a global
organization of over 6500 outstanding women leaders in over 74 Forums
around the world. For more information, visit https://www.womensforumny.org/.

About Latino Leaders Magazine

Latino Leaders Magazine is the mission of brothers and founders, Raul
and Jorge Ferraez, two Mexican businessmen. The mission of Latino
Leaders Magazine: Connecting Leaders. Inspiring the Future. Satisfying
this claim is the goal of the international staff of Latino Leaders
Magazine. By promoting and publishing stories of Latino success, Latino
Leaders Magazine strives to showcase stories, other than those often
seen in the mainstream media. At the same time, demonstrate the
influence Latinos maintain in this country. For more than a
decade, Latino Leaders Magazine has featured the top Latinos in the
United States, including politicians, sports stars, business owners and
other relevant and successful leaders. http://www.latinoleaders.com/


Kansas City Southern
C. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372