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'Military Times EDGE' Names Union Pacific Railroad Among 40 Best for Vets Employers

Omaha, Neb., May 08, 2012Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific Railroad among the 40 Best for Vets 2012 Employers. Union Pacific ranked No. 7 on the list.

"Union Pacific is honored to be named a Best for Vets Employer and recognizes the importance of hiring veterans and military reserve personnel," said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president – Human Resources. "We find that veterans have a strong work ethic, which fits in well with the railroad's 24/7 operations, and have the knowledge and leadership skills to be successful at Union Pacific."

Best for Vets selected Union Pacific based on recruiting, mentoring, on-the-job training and spouse employment. Approximately 19 percent of Union Pacific's nearly 4,500 hires in 2011 were veterans.

Union Pacific recently received the Hiring Our Heroes Award for Post 9/11 Veteran Employment and Internships by the National Chamber Foundation. Hiring Our Heroes awards recognize businesses that have gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices America's military families make in their service to the nation.

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.

For additional information, contact: Tom Lange at 402-544-3560 or tomlange@up.com, @tlange23.

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