CSX Corporation Announces Redemption of Zero Coupon Convertible Debentures due October 30, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) today has given notice of its intention to redeem all of its outstanding Zero Coupon Convertible Debentures due October 30, 2021 (CUSIP 126408 GA 5) (the “Debentures”) on August 26, 2016. As of June 30, 2016, there was approximately $863,000 aggregate principal amount at maturity of the Debentures outstanding. The Debentures will be redeemed at a redemption price of $992 per $1,000 principal amount at maturity, which is the accreted value of the Debentures to be redeemed up to, but excluding, the redemption date.

The Debentures are convertible at any time prior to the close of business on August 25, 2016 at a rate of 106.4766 shares of CSX common stock per Debenture. The Debentures surrendered for conversion will be settled in stock plus cash in lieu of fractions in accordance with the provisions of the Debentures.

A Notice of Redemption is being distributed to holders of the Debentures through the Depository Trust Company. Copies of such Notice of Redemption and additional information relating to the procedure for redemption and/or conversion of the Debentures may be obtained through the Company’s Investor Relations Department at 904-359-5353.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or buy securities in any jurisdiction.

About CSX and its Disclosures

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.

This announcement, as well as additional financial information, is available on the company's website at http://investors.csx.com. CSX also uses social media channels to communicate information about the company. Although social media channels are not intended to be the primary method of disclosure for material information, it is possible that certain information CSX posts on social media could be deemed to be material. Therefore, we encourage investors, the media, and others interested in the company to review the information we post on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX) and on Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net/HowTomorrowMoves). The social media channels used by CSX may be updated from time to time.

More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX).

Forward-looking Statements

This information and other statements by the company may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act with respect to, among other items: projections and estimates of earnings, revenues, margins, volumes, rates, cost-savings, expenses, taxes, liquidity, capital expenditures, dividends, share repurchases or other financial items, statements of management's plans, strategies and objectives for future operations, and management's expectations as to future performance and operations and the time by which objectives will be achieved, statements concerning proposed new services, and statements regarding future economic, industry or market conditions or performance. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “preliminary” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. If the company updates any forward-looking statement, no inference should be drawn that the company will make additional updates with respect to that statement or any other forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual performance or results could differ materially from that anticipated by any forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by any forward- looking statements include, among others; (i) the company's success in implementing its financial and operational initiatives; (ii) changes in domestic or international economic, political or business conditions, including those affecting the transportation industry (such as the impact of industry competition, conditions, performance and consolidation); (iii) legislative or regulatory changes; (iv) the inherent business risks associated with safety and security; (v) the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the company; (vi) natural events such as severe weather conditions or pandemic health crises; and (vii) the inherent uncertainty associated with projecting economic and business conditions.

Other important assumptions and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are specified in the company's SEC reports, accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the company's website at www.csx.com.

Contacts: David Baggs, Investor Relations 904-359-4812 Melanie Cost, Corporate Communications 904-359-1702

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