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Union Pacific Named Fortune's Most Admired for Eight Consecutive Years

Omaha, Neb., January 19, 2018

Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired company for the eighth consecutive year, marking the 15th time in 19 years the company has been named No. 1 among trucking, transportation and logistics leaders. The magazine's annual World's Most Admired list is published in its February edition, on newsstands on Jan. 22.

Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in eight of Fortune's performance categories:

  • Innovation
  • People management
  • Use of corporate assets
  • Social responsibility
  • Quality of management
  • Financial soundness
  • Long-term investment
  • Quality of products and services

"Union Pacific's top ranking by Fortune highlights our employees' commitment to deliver value to our customers, shareholders and communities," said Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO Lance Fritz. "Our engaged team's focus on finding new, innovative ways to operate a safe and efficient railroad will help us continue serving these key stakeholders with excellence."

Fortune's research partner, the Hay Group, surveyed approximately 3,800 senior executives, directors and analysts to select companies they admired most from a list that began with approximately 1,500 companies.


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. For the past 10 years, 2007-2016, Union Pacific invested approximately $34 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, and Industrial and Premium business groups. 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.

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