NEW YORK, N.Y. - Norfolk Southern rang The Closing Bell® on the New York Stock Exchange today in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the listing of the corporation's securities.
Accompanied by NS employees and officers, CEO Wick Moorman rang the bell at 4 p.m. to signal the official end of the trading day. The bell-ringing tradition traces its history to the 1870s, and today participation is considered a high honor in American business.
"The bell ceremony calls attention to more than just 30 years," Moorman said. "It brings to mind the heritage of our predecessor railroads that began in the 1820s, and it encourages us all - investors, railroaders, and customers - to look forward to the best days of our industries and our country."