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Union Pacific's Eric Butler Recognized by 'Black Enterprise' As One of Corporate America's Most Powerful Executives

Omaha, Neb., October 01, 2012Black Enterprise named Union Pacific's Eric Butler one of its 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America in the magazine's September edition. Butler is Union Pacific's executive vice president – Marketing and Sales.

"It is an honor to receive this recognition by Black Enterprise, which truly is a reflection of the great teamwork we exhibit at Union Pacific," Butler said. "Our marketing and sales team collaborates with Union Pacific's operating department and business units to deliver new and innovative freight transportation and logistics solutions for our customers, resulting in record levels of service."

The magazine selects its top executives from publicly traded or international companies. Candidates must be among the highest ranking executives within his or her corporation and must manage national or global business.

Butler is responsible for Union Pacific's six major business units: agriculture, automobiles, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal. Collectively, the business units accounted for freight revenue of approximately $18.5 billion in 2011. Butler also oversees the railroad's National Customer Service Center.

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, Coal, 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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