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Union Pacific Railroad Named Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year at American Metals Market Steel Tube and Pipe Conference

Omaha, Neb., February 27, 2012 – Union Pacific Railroad was named Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year at the 2012 American Metals Market (AMM) Steel Tube and Pipe Conference. This award recognizes a transportation or distribution company that best meets the needs of the tube and pipe industry. Union Pacific was recognized for its Pipeline Express Product.

"It is an honor to win this award from American Metals Market," said Eric Butler, Union Pacific vice president and general manager - Industrial Products. "Union Pacific recognizes the importance of providing a turnkey operation to the pipe industry and is constantly striving to improve the logistics of transporting these materials as safely and efficiently as possible, helping the industry grow."

Each year, a panel of judges from leading businesses in the tube and pipe industry and members of AMM's editorial team determines the winners. The panel bases its selection of award winners on company performance in the areas of customer support, service, on-time pick-up and delivery, fuel cost containment, safety and technology.

About Union Pacific

It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

Union Pacific media contact:  Tom Lange at 402-544-3560 or, @tlange23

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