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Union Pacific the Only Railroad Recognized by General Motors As A Supplier of the Year

Omaha, Neb., June 19, 2009 – Union Pacific is the only railroad named by General Motors as one of its suppliers of the year. The award recognizes the significant contributions of GM's suppliers in 2008 as part of the company's global product and performance achievements.

Each year, a team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives determines the winners. Decisions are based on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology and price.

"Earning this award from General Motors highlights the commitment we make to providing value, building and maintaining a strong relationship, and delivering quality products and services," said Jim Young, Union Pacific chairman and CEO.  "The fact that Union Pacific is the only railroad recognized by General Motors shows the commitment to and strength of our relationship, and the value it can bring to consumers."

"GM is proud to honor our best suppliers, including Union Pacific, with the Supplier of the Year award," said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We believe this award is the most meaningful honor in the supplier industry. During these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever to recognize performance in our supply base."

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 responsible and 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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