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Forbes Names Union Pacific Railroad One Of America's Most Reputable Companies

Omaha, Neb., April 30, 2009Forbes has named Union Pacific Railroad as one of America's most reputable companies.  Union Pacific is No. 42, up from No. 59 last year and higher than any other North American railroad in the 2009 Forbes U.S. Reputation Rankings. 

More than 10,000 people were interviewed for the U.S. survey, which measured how respondents rated companies in the seven categories:

  • Financial performance
  • Products and services
  • Innovation
  • Workplace
  • Governance
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership

"Our reputation is a direct result of our employees' dedication to service in all aspects of running the railroad," said Jim Young, Union Pacific chairman and CEO. "Despite extremely difficult economic conditions, Union Pacific employees have remained focused on safety, customer service, and operating efficiency to provide Americans with safe, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly freight transportation solutions that further increase the value of our already strong franchise."

The 2009 Forbes Reputation Rankings were compiled by Reputation Institute, a global leader in developing corporate reputation management tools.  The U.S. portion of the global survey considered the top 153 U.S.-headquartered companies by revenue.
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 responsible 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, making it North America's premier rail franchise.

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