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News Release

BNSF Named 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 08, 2012 :

BNSF Railway announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs. This marks the eighth time the company has been included in the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list, which was compiled from a data-driven survey sample of 5,000 companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria for selection to the Top 100 list included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

"As one of the nation's top employers of military veterans, BNSF is proud to honor our troops for their service to our country and their value as employees," said Carl Ice, BNSF Railway president and chief operating officer. "Since 2005, we have hired more than 5,000 veterans. These vets embody the principles of railroading - safety mindedness, efficient performance under diverse work conditions, respect for policy and procedures, mission focus, teamwork and service to country."

BNSF was recognized for its support of military veterans and National Guard and Reserve members with its military recruitment and retention programs. BNSF aggressively seeks to hire "military alumni" who are smart, innovative, responsible team players and team builders, traits commonly found in those who have served in the military.

BNSF's recruitment program provides outreach to service members transitioning from the military to a corporate culture. Its policies and practices such as enhanced and extended benefits, make-whole pay and company-provided sustained health care benefits for deployed service members employees and family members make BNSF an attractive employer to military veterans.

BNSF was also recognized for the degree to which it goes above and beyond the laws of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). BNSF offers a career web site dedicated to military staffing and a full-time employee, John Wesley, BNSF manager, Military Staffing and U.S. Army, First Sergeant, Combat Engineer, who is responsible for connecting service members in transition, to career opportunities with BNSF.

BNSF's company profile, including open positions that are a fit for military personnel, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view the ranked Top 100 employers compiled according to list methodology or design their own custom lists based on their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared, allowing each job seeker to find their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer®.

Now in its 10th year, the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. The survey results that determined the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com/board.

About Victory Media

Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and has been serving the military community since 2001. Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others.

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About BNSF

BNSF Railway is one of North America's leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,000 route miles of track in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain, industrial goods and low-sulfur coal that help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. And we are working continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.

BNSF Headquarters
BNSF Railway Company
2650 Lou Menk Dr. 2nd Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76131-2830
P.O. Box 961057
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0057
Phone: (817) 352-1000

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