Black Enterprise Recognizes Union Pacific's Eric Butler As One of 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America

Railroad Veteran Serves as VP and GM - Industrial Products

Omaha, Neb., February 06, 2009Black Enterprise, a national magazine for African-Americans, will feature Union Pacific Railroad's Eric Butler in its February issue as one of the "100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America."

Butler serves as vice president and general manager - Industrial Products, which hauls a broad range of products including wind turbines, lumber, paper and consumer good including furniture and appliances, and commercial and highway construction products such as rock, cement and roofing. He joined Union Pacific in 1986 and has served in his current role since 2005.

"Eric is more than a leader," said Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific's executive vice president - Marketing and Sales. "He is a role model not only within Union Pacific but also our industry and corporate America. In this increasingly tough economic environment, Eric continually strives to create value for our existing customers while exploring new business opportunities and untapped markets."

Profiling the most influential African-Americans accomplishing extraordinary achievements, Black Enterprise selected candidates from among the highest-ranking executives within his or her organization. Nominees manage national and global business with one of the top 1,000 publicly traded companies or an international corporate with gross revenues of at least $1 billion.

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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