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Only North American Railroad to make Barron's annual list

OMAHA, Neb., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific recently was named to The World's Most Respected Companies list compiled by Barron's. Ranked No. 19 out of the world's 100 largest publicly traded companies, Union Pacific was rated by participants asked to select one of four statements reflecting their view of each company, ranging from "highly respect" to "don't respect."

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The company is the only North American railroad to be named to the list. Results indicated that more than 70 percent of respondents either respect or highly respect the company. Union Pacific delivers the goods many American families and businesses use every day, serving nearly 7,300 communities across the United States.

Since 2005, Barron's has been surveying institutional investors about their views of the world's 100 largest publicly traded companies, as measured by total stock market capitalization. The latest survey, conducted in part by Beta Research in Syosset, New York, drew responses from 101 investors and was weighted based on each response, with the highest accorded to "highly respect."

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2004-2013, Union Pacific invested approximately $30 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific  serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates 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 provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

Union Pacific media contact: Stephanie Serkhoshian, stephserk@up.com or 402-544-0100.

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