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Union Pacific Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

07/02/2012


On Monday, July 2, 2012, employees of Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific, North America’s largest freight railroad by revenue, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate the company’s 150th anniversary. 
 
In celebration of the company’s proud past and bright future, Chief Executive Officer Jack Koraleski will ring The Closing BellSM, joined by 11 Union Pacific employees from various locations across the country.

 Watch the video of the ringing.

About Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP)
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1a, 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.  Expanding on Lincoln’s vision to connect the east and the west via the transcontinental railroad, Union Pacific today helps American compete in the global market by  providing freight solutions and logistics expertise.  Approximately 40 percent of the railroad’s business is international in either its origin or destination.  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. (Source: Union Pacific)