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Union Pacific Announces Marketing and Sales Promotions

Omaha, Neb., April 21, 2011 – Union Pacific has promoted Linda Brandl to vice president and general manager - Automotive. She replaces Julie Krehbiel, who resigned. Brandl has more than 22 years experience with the railroad, most recently serving as vice president of the National Customer Service Center (NCSC). Brandl earned her undergraduate degree in business administration and MBA from Creighton University.

Beth Whited has been promoted to vice president - NCSC. She has been with Union Pacific for 23 years, most recently serving as assistant vice president of Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS). Whited earned her degree in business administration from the University of Iowa.

Brad Thrasher has been promoted to assistant vice president - UPDS. He has 23 years experience with Union Pacific, most recently serving as assistant vice president - Streamline. Thrasher earned his degree in business administration from Creighton University.

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 friendly 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.

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