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Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend by 25 Percent


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2008-07-24 10:53:00

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend by 25 Percent

FORT WORTH, TX–(EMWNews – July 24, 2008) – Directors of Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Corporation (NYSE: BNI) voted today, July 24, 2008, to increase BNSF’s next

quarterly dividend by 25 percent, or 8 cents per share, to 40 cents per

share on outstanding common stock. This represents an annualized $1.60 per

share dividend.

The dividend of 40 cents per share on common stock will be paid October 1,

2008, to shareholders of record September 10, 2008. Common shares

outstanding on June 30, 2008, totaled approximately 344 million.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation’s subsidiary BNSF Railway Company

operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about

32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The railway is

among the world’s top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain

than any other North American railroad, transports the components of many

of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to

generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United

States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer

transactions at

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