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Union Pacific Railroad's Gayla Thal Earns 'Profiles In Diversity Journal's' Women Worth Watching Recognition

Omaha, Neb., October 02, 2012 – Union Pacific's Gayla Thal is recognized in the 11th annual Women Worth Watching feature of the September/October edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal. Thal is Union Pacific's senior vice president - Law and general counsel.

The magazine recognizes women executives who share personal leadership successes designed to encourage aspiring business leaders and help advance women into leadership ranks.

"I am honored to be recognized alongside so many accomplished, successful women," Thal said. "In my time at Union Pacific, I have found you can't be successful on your own, and I am thankful to be part of such a great team."

Thal began working at Union Pacific as a litigator in 1980 and has since held a number of positions within the company. Most recently, Thal served as vice president and Chief Compliance Officer, where she led Union Pacific's Compliance and Ethics Program, implementing best-practice legal procedures and a strong ethical culture.

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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