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Union Pacific Railroad's Linda Brandl Earns 'Profiles In Diversity Journal's' Women Worth Watching Recognition

Omaha, Neb., September 06, 2011 – Union Pacific Railroad's Linda Brandl is recognized in the 10th annual Women Worth Watching feature of the September/October edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal.  Brandl is vice president and general manager - Automotive, where she develops and implements market strategy and manages customer relationships for Union Pacific's Automotive marketing team.  Union Pacific's Automotive business generated more than $1.2 billion in freight revenue in 2010.

The magazine recognizes women executives who share personal leadership successes designed to encourage aspiring business leaders and help advance women into leadership ranks.

"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized alongside so many accomplished women in leadership roles," Brandl said. "From growing up on a cattle ranch to working at Union Pacific, I learned it takes a combination of hard work, a willingness to embrace change, and teamwork to be successful.  I am fortunate to be part of a great team and encourage those around me to not be afraid to leave their comfort zones."

Brandl began working at Union Pacific in 1988, most recently serving as vice president of the company's national customer service center. She held management positions in the railroad's premium operations group and marketing and sales organization, including training and quality. She served as president of Union Pacific Distribution Services and assistant vice president - Energy.

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. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive 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.

Media contact: Tom Lange at 402-544-3560 or tomlange@up.com.

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