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Union Pacific Named Rail Carrier of the Year by ConAgra Mills

Omaha, Neb., July 27, 2011 – ConAgra Mills named Union Pacific its Rail Carrier of the Year for its grain product transportation service.

"We work hard to maintain a high standard of quality and efficiency for our customers," said Paul Hammes, Union Pacific vice president and general manager-Agricultural Products. "We are honored by this recognition of our efforts from ConAgra Mills and look forward to producing even better results in the coming years."

ConAgra Mills presented the award as part of its second annual Vendor Partner Awards. Union Pacific's selection was based upon the quality of service logs, attention to on-time delivery, how aggressively it aided ConAgra Mills in obtaining new business, and external customer surveys.

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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