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Union Pacific Names Jason Hess Vice President - National Service Center.

Omaha, Neb., October 03, 2012 – Union Pacific today announced Jason Hess has been named vice president - National Customer Service Center.  He succeeds Beth Whited, who was promoted to vice president and general manager - Chemicals.

Hess has held a variety of positions during his 18-year Union Pacific career, including roles in the company's Industrial Products and Chemicals businesses. Most recently, he served as assistant vice president - Agricultural Products, where he led the grain and grain products teams. Hess earned his bachelor of arts degree from Coe College.

About Union Pacific

It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, 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, Coal, 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.

Union Pacific media contact:  Tom Lange at 402-544-3560 or tomlange@up.com, @tlange23

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