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UPS Recognizes Union Pacific for Outstanding Peak Season Performance

Omaha, Neb., April 03, 2009 – UPS recently recognized Union Pacific for the railroad's outstanding peak season performance for the second consecutive year. Union Pacific delivered approximately 9,500 UPS containers and trailers with a Union Pacific-record 91 percent on-time performance.

"It takes significant coordination and communication to achieve the level of performance we attained during the 2008 UPS peak season," said Barry Michaels, Union Pacific assistant vice president, Premium Operations – Network. "Customers associate value with service and we always strive to deliver the best possible customer service. Our team of dispatchers, corridor directors and supervisors were extremely focused on this effort and we are excited and honored by this UPS recognition."

Union Pacific's performance allowed for 100 percent of all package sorts to be delivered by UPS during the peak season, which was from November 23 to December 24.

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 responsibleand 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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