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Union Pacific Names Clark Ponthier Senior Vice President-Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement

Omaha, Neb., May 11, 2018

Union Pacific today named Clark Ponthier senior vice president-Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement, effective May 29, 2018.

Ponthier will be responsible for purchasing, strategic sourcing, industrial engineering activities and continuous improvement. He brings 30 years of experience in broad supply chain, manufacturing and engineering at Fortune 500 companies.

"Clark brings exceptional supply chain and process improvement leadership experience to this important role at Union Pacific," said Lance Fritz, Union Pacific chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We believe his work will strengthen our ability to create value for employees, customers, communities and shareholders."

Ponthier most recently served as Ingersoll Rand’s vice president, Operations and Integrated Supply Chain–Residential HVAC and Supply. He oversaw supply chain operations in more than 100 manufacturing sites, distribution centers and finished goods warehouses. Ponthier also held positions at Dell, General Electric and Dow Chemical. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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 2008-2017, 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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