Union Pacific and Premium Waters Donate Drinking Water to Communities in Southeast Missouri

Omaha, Neb., March 20, 2008 – Union Pacific Railroad and Premium Waters are helping the residents of Southeast Missouri, by providing 2,500 cases of bottled drinking water after recent heavy rains have flooded the area's water treatment plants.

"Throughout our history, Union Pacific has stepped up and assisted communities in times of need," said Ben Jones, director public affairs – Missouri and Kansas. "We are pleased to be able to once again help our neighbors."

The 2,500 cases of bottled water are enough to fill a tractor trailer. Supply Chain Services, LLC in Liberty, Mo., is providing the free transportation of the water from Kansas City to Poplar Bluff, Mo., where it will be distributed throughout the area by the Salvation Army.

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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.

For more information, contact Mark Davis at (402) 544-5459.

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