Norfolk Southern Corporation
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

May 15, 2024 (May 9, 2024)






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Virginia   1-8339   52-1188014
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)


File Number)

  (IRS Employer
Identification Number)

650 West Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia



(855) 667-3655

(Address of principal executive offices,

including zip code)


(Registrant’s telephone number,

including area code)

No Change

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Norfolk Southern Corporation Common Stock (Par Value $1.00)   NSC   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (the “Corporation”) held its 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 9, 2024.

Set forth below are the matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting, which are more fully described in the Corporation’s Proxy Statement in connection with the Annual Meeting, and the final voting results tabulated by the Corporation’s independent Inspector of Election, First Coast Results, Inc.

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors


     For      Withhold  

Corporation’s Nominees


Richard H. Anderson

     155,963,709        20,882,198  

Philip S. Davidson

     148,120,555        27,961,598  

Francesca A. DeBiase

     156,252,279        20,684,529  

Marcela E. Donadio

     156,826,952        20,096,127  

Mary Kathryn “Heidi” Heitkamp

     95,984,122        80,906,794  

John C. Huffard, Jr.

     113,181,028        63,763,787  

Christopher T. Jones

     158,000,865        18,922,320  

Thomas C. Kelleher

     121,979,232        54,954,477  

Amy E. Miles

     64,271,195        112,663,573  

Claude Mongeau

     115,064,565        61,873,324  

Jennifer F. Scanlon

     81,607,126        95,329,798  

Alan H. Shaw

     113,918,528        63,022,232  

John R. Thompson

     52,012,141        124,923,422  

Ancora Group’s Nominees


Betsy Atkins

     67,807,262        107,797,967  

James Barber, Jr.

     62,038,091        113,578,206  

William Clyburn, Jr.

     110,126,338        65,474,552  

Sameh Fahmy

     111,026,536        64,570,407  

John Kasich

     78,694,346        93,921,110  

Gilbert Lamphere

     121,001,573        54,596,890  

Allison Landry

     87,180,961        88,422,646  

The thirteen directors elected at the Annual Meeting to serve for a one-year term, are Richard H. Anderson, William Clyburn, Jr., Philip S. Davidson, Francesca A. DeBiase, Marcela E. Donadio, Sameh Fahmy, Mary Kathryn “Heidi” Heitkamp, John C. Huffard, Jr., Christopher T. Jones, Thomas C. Kelleher, Gilbert Lamphere, Claude Mongeau, and Alan H. Shaw.

Proposal 2 – Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Shareholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Corporation’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2024, by the following count:


Votes For


Votes Against



172,513,214   9,428,447   943,579

Proposal 3 – Advisory Resolution on Executive Compensation (“Say on Pay”)

Shareholders did not approve the advisory resolution on executive compensation, by the following count:


Votes For


Votes Against




Broker Non-Votes

47,617,715   122,902,245   6,980,579   5,384,701

Proposal 4 – Shareholder Proposal Regarding an Annual Report on Lobbying Activities, Policies, and Communications

Shareholder did not approve the shareholder proposal, by the following count:


Votes For


Votes Against




Broker Non-Votes

67,237,257   105,805,718   4,457,564   5,384,701

Proposal 5 – Ancora Bylaw Proposal to repeal any provision or amendment of Norfolk Southern’s Bylaws Adopted by the Board Without Shareholder Approval After July 25, 2023

Shareholders approved a proposal submitted by Ancora Group to repeal any provision or amendment of Norfolk Southern’s Bylaws adopted by the Board without shareholder approval after July 25, 2023, by the following count:


Votes For


Votes Against




Broker Non-Votes

105,852,005   66,786,301   4,862,233   5,384,701


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.



/s/ Denise W. Hutson

Name:   Denise W. Hutson
Title:   Corporate Secretary

Date: May 15, 2024