Union Pacific Railroad Names Ken Hunt Assistant Vice President, Operations in its Los Angeles and Southwestern Area

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Omaha, Neb., August 5, 2005 – Union Pacific Railroad has named Ken Hunt assistant vice president – operations for Los Angeles and the southwestern part of the Western Region. The appointment is effective immediately.

In this role, Hunt, 47, is responsible for the safe operation of an average of 130 trains a day over nearly 3,000 miles of track in southern California, the southern tip of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. He is also responsible for the coordination of intermodal, auto and manifest train operations in and out of Southern California.

Hunt started his railroad career with the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1981 as a management trainee in Engineering. Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific merged in 1982.

He held several positions in the Engineering Department before moving to the Operating Department in 1991 as a manager of train operations. Hunt has held several positions in the Operating Department including manager of terminal operations, director of quality and general superintendent of transportation services in Portland, Ore., the position he held prior to this assignment.

Hunt graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

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 further information, contact Mark Davis (402) 544-5459.

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