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Union Pacific Railroad Named Enterprise Carrier of the Year for Rail by Owens Corning

Omaha, Neb., September 28, 2011 – Owens Corning named Union Pacific its Enterprise Carrier of the Year for Rail. This is the second consecutive year Union Pacific received the award, which recognizes carriers' extraordinary commitment to service, safety and operational excellence for Owens Corning.

Union Pacific also participated in the Owens Corning Executive Carrier Council, where awardees discussed the transportation environment in their respective modes.

"Union Pacific was chosen to participate based upon its strategic importance to our transportation program and its level of commitment to our mutual success," said Wayne Johnson, manager of carrier relations at Owens Corning.

"To be noted for our dedication to the success of a customer such as Owens Corning is a true honor," said Eric Butler, Union Pacific vice president and general manager-Industrial Products. "We strive to ship all of our customers' products safely and efficiently and continue to look for new ways to provide superior freight transportation service."

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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