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Union Pacific Railroad Named 2011 Rail Carrier of the Year by Lowe's Home Improvement

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Union Pacific Railroad Named 2011 Rail Carrier of the Year by Lowe's Home Improvement16:15 EDT Wednesday, May 09, 2012OMAHA, Neb., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Home Improvement named Union Pacific Railroad its 2011 Rail Carrier of the Year at its Global Transportation Conference. Lowe's based its selection on Union Pacific's superior commitment to customer service and its ability to differentiate itself from other railroads by providing a variety of products. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) It is the second time Union Pacific won this award. Lowe's began the rail carrier recognition program in 2009 and Union Pacific was the first award recipient."Our team works closely with customers to develop freight transportation solutions that meet their specific needs," said Bradley Thrasher, Union Pacific vice president and general manager - Industrial Products. "We are proud to receive this recognition and will continue to look for new and innovative ways to provide value to Lowe's."About Union PacificIt 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, Energy, 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.www.up.com www.up150.com www.facebook.com/unionpacific www.twitter.com/unionpacific SOURCE Union PacificFor further information: Tom Lange of Union Pacific, +1-402-544-3560, tomlange@up.com, @tlange23