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February 24, 2014

For Immediate Release:

RJM Announces Executive Appointment General Director Transportation

Dallas Texas — Randall James Monroe, Inc., a Dallas based global executive search consultancy announces the successful completion of the following executive search assignment for:

General Director Transportation BNSF Railway Company

Chad Sundem has been appointed to the role of General Director Transportation for the BNSF Railway Company. Most recently, Sundem served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Sundem had combat deployments on five different occasions. Early in his career he had the opportunity to lead 120+ of America’s elite Army Rangers in the successful rescue of Private Jessica Lynch – the first American POW rescue since World War II. For his actions during that combat deployment Sundem earned the Bronze Star for Valor. In three of his five deployments, Sundem had the critical role of commander and leader of the unit. In one of these roles Sundem was the Brigade Operations Officer where he led an organization of 4500 people at its peak while deploying an Army brigade and all its organic equipment overseas. This — and other relevant leadership roles allowed Sundem to gain a unique understanding of the dynamic support architecture when dealing with planes, trains, ships, and aircraft. The synchronization of these assets all on a constrained and varied timeline allowed him to develop a balanced approach to delivering efficiencies in each logistical undertaking.

As General Director of Transportation, the focus will be on developing Sundem to take charge of one of twelve operating Divisions in the Company in 12-18 months and lead a 1500-2000 person team. To facilitate his acclimation into the business Sundem will be involved in the Company’s Optimization & Efficiency initiatives and spend time at Alliance Texas one of the world’s premier multi-modal inland ports in order to gain experience on how the Company handles operational and logistics related matters. In addition, he will travel to the Company’s corporate headquarters and other Divisions to gain a first-hand understanding on how things run from an operational perspective.

About BNSF Railway Company — As a Berkshire Hathaway company and subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, BNSF Railway Company operates more than 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces.

Randall James Monroe, Inc., specializes in leadership, culture and chemistry fit. As a retained executive search consultancy, the firm brings more than five decades of collective experience in helping client-companies find and attract highly talented executives on a worldwide basis.