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Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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Kansas City Southern
427 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States - Map
Phone: 816-983-1303

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Full Time Employees:6,260

Business Summary 

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. The company operates north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States. It also operates direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas serving various Mexico’s industrial cities and 3 of its seaports; a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas; and KCSR rail line between Meridian, Mississippi and Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as owns the northern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas. In addition, the company operates a bulk materials handling facility with deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico at Port Arthur, Texas that stores and transfers petroleum coke from rail cars to ships primarily for export; and a railroad wood-tie treatment facility. Its coordinated rail network comprises approximately 6,400 route miles extending from the midwest and southeast portions of the United States and south into Mexico, and connects with various other Class I railroads. The company serves customers conducting business in various industries, including electric-generating utilities, chemical and petroleum products, paper and forest products, agriculture and mineral products, automotive products, and intermodal transportation. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Corporate Governance 
Kansas City Southern’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Oct 1, 2014 is 9. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 8; Shareholder Rights: 9; Compensation: 9.
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Key Executives 
Mr. David L. Starling , 65
Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Director, Chief Exec. Officer of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Pres of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company and Director of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Mr. Michael W. Upchurch , 53
Chief Financial Officer and Exec. VP
Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer , 56
Exec. VP of Sales & Marketing
Mr. Jos Guillermo Zozaya Delano , 62
Pres of Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V
Ms. Mary K. Stadler , 54
Chief Accounting Officer and Sr. VP
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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