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Union Pacific Railroad Named North American Supplier of the Year by Newmont Mining Corporation

Omaha, Neb., January 05, 2012 – Newmont Mining Corporation recently named Union Pacific Railroad its North American Supplier of the Year, recognizing the railroad for its innovative, safe and reliable transportation solutions.

"It is a tremendous honor to receive this award from Newmont," said Eric Butler, Union Pacific vice president and general manager - Industrial Products. "Our industrial products and energy teams worked together to help provide consistent service and creative multi-modal transportation solutions, and we will work to find additional ways to add value for Newmont in the future."

The Newmont awards program identifies vendors who demonstrate continuous progress toward developing a safer work environment, improving efficiency and creating value.

About Union Pacific

One of America's iconic companies, Union Pacific celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012. Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1,1862, creating the original Union Pacific. Today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

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

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