CSX » Topics » The facts are... CSX must maintain financial flexibility

This excerpt taken from the CSX DEFA14A filed May 27, 2008.

The facts are...
CSX must maintain financial flexibility

The rail value proposition is strong even in the face of
an economic downturn, however…

Financial flexibility for major adverse events is critical,
especially in a weak economic environment

Natural disasters or acts of terrorism

Incidents with significant loss of life and property damage

Exploitative local litigation for minor incidents

CSX has an ongoing need for financial flexibility
and uninterrupted access to debt capital markets

Capital
Allocation &
Structure

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The facts are…
TCI Group’s questions are answered by CSX’s performance

CSX Board of Directors is creating industry leading
shareholder value and continues to raise the bar

Governance rating score of 99% is top tier of industry   

Corporate
Governance

Productivity
Opportunity

Pricing
Performance

Capital
Allocation &
Structure

CSX is a leader in safety, service and productivity

CSX margin tied for second; closing in on CN

Performance targets are transparent and aggressive

CSX is an industry price leader, with the most
aggressive pricing guidance

Pricing process and discipline is industry-leading

Disciplined capital spending in line with peers and
generating industry leading shareholder returns

Aggressive, investment grade capital structure

75

 

This excerpt taken from the CSX DEFA14A filed May 15, 2008.

The facts are...
CSX must maintain financial flexibility

The rail value proposition is strong even in the face of
an economic downturn, however…

Financial flexibility for major adverse events is critical,
especially in a weak economic environment

Natural disasters or acts of terrorism

Incidents with significant loss of life and property damage

Exploitative local litigation for minor incidents

CSX has an ongoing need for financial flexibility
and uninterrupted access to debt capital markets

Capital
Allocation &
Structure

73

 

The facts are…
TCI Group’s questions are answered by CSX’s performance

CSX Board of Directors is creating industry leading
shareholder value and continues to raise the bar

Governance rating score of 99% is top tier of industry   

Corporate
Governance

Productivity
Opportunity

Pricing
Performance

Capital
Allocation &
Structure

CSX is a leader in safety, service and productivity

CSX margin tied for second; closing in on CN

Performance targets are transparent and aggressive

CSX is an industry price leader, with the most
aggressive pricing guidance

Pricing process and discipline is industry-leading

Disciplined capital spending in line with peers and
generating industry leading shareholder returns

Aggressive, investment grade capital structure

74

 

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