Union Pacific Names James Houton Assistant Vice President of External Relations

Omaha, Neb., October 02, 2008 – Union Pacific has named James Houton assistant vice president of external relations. Houton will be in Union Pacific's Washington, D.C., government affairs office working primarily on key railroad industry issues including safety, economic regulation and freight legislation.

Prior to joining the railroad, Houton was a consultant with Elmendorf Strategies in Washington, D.C. He worked as the director of government relations for Microsoft Corporation, in the U.S. Senate for the Senate Democratic Leadership where he spearheaded the leadership's outreach to the business community at the Steering & Coordination Committee and served as vice president of government relations with the New England Council.

Houton brings more than 15 years of Senate leadership and Capitol Hill lobbying experience to Union Pacific. His expertise and experience cover a broad range of issues including telecommunications and the Internet, antitrust and competition, trade, intellectual property protection, health care, class action/litigation reform and immigration.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.

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