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Union Pacific Railroad Named Best Diversity Company for Third Consecutive Year

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Union Pacific Railroad Named Best Diversity Company for Third Consecutive Year09:02 EDT Wednesday, June 29, 2011OMAHA, Neb., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the third consecutive year, Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology named Union Pacific Railroad a Best Diversity Company.  The magazine chose Union Pacific based upon its support of women and minorities, efforts to support work/life balance, and supplier diversity commitment based on feedback from the magazine's readers and website visitors.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO)"Attracting and retaining a skilled and diverse workforce is critical to our success as a company," said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president - Human Resources. "We are honored to receive this recognition from Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology for the third year in a row for our commitment to using ability and talent as our main criteria for employment."Union Pacific actively promoted diversity by increasing its minority- and women-owned supplier base for materials and service providers by 55 percent from 2005 to 2009. The company also supports employee resource groups, which help nurture a diverse culture, promote diversity issues and support recruiting, retention and advancement efforts for women and minorities. About Union PacificUnion 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.www.up.com www.facebook.com/unionpacificwww.twitter.com/unionpacificSOURCE Union PacificFor further information: Tom Lange of Union Pacific, +1-402-544-3560, tomlange@up.com