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Union Pacific Corporation Announces Offers to Exchange Certain of Its Outstanding Debt Securities for New Notes and Cash

Omaha, Neb., October 21, 2019

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP; and “Union Pacific” or the “Corporation”) today announced the commencement of private offers to exchange certain of its outstanding notes and debentures as set forth in the table below for a combination of new notes due 2060 (the “New Notes”) and cash (the “Exchange Offers”). The outstanding notes and debentures to be exchanged pursuant to the Exchange Offers are collectively referred to as the “Existing Notes.”

The Exchange Offers are being conducted upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in an offering memorandum dated October 21, 2019 (the “Offering Memorandum”), and the related letter of transmittal. The Exchange Offers are only made, and copies of the offering documents will only be made available, to a holder of the Existing Notes that has certified its status as (1) a “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) or (2) a person who is not a “U.S. person” as defined under Regulation S under the Securities Act (each, an “Eligible Holder”).

The following table sets forth the Existing Notes that are subject to the Exchange Offers: 

CUSIP Number Title of Series Reference U.S. Treasury Security Bloomberg Reference Page Fixed Spread (basis points) Approximate
Aggregate Principal
Outstanding (mm)
Hypothetical Total Exchange Price1,2,3
New Notes Amount Hypothetical Cash Payment
5.780% Notes due 2040 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $85 1 $1,050.00 $301.23
907818CU0 6.250% Debentures due 2034 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 97 $179 2 $1,000.00 $350.74
907818CX4 6.150% Debentures due 2037 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $110 3 $1,000.00 $359.81
4.821% Notes due 2044 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $327 4 $1,025.00 $205.08
907818CS5 5.375% Debentures due 2033 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 97 $185 5 $1,000.00 $237.46
907818DJ4 4.750% Notes due 2041 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $325 6 $1,000.00 $203.68
907818DX3 4.850% Notes due 2044 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $146 7 $1,000.00 $237.20
907818EX2 4.800% Notes due 2058 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 147 $500 8 $1,000.00 $224.49
907818DU9 4.750% Notes due 2043 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $296 9 $1,000.00 $217.85
907818EW4 4.500% Notes due 2048 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $1,500 10 $1,000.00 $199.10
907818EV6 4.375% Notes due 2038 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 97 $750 11 $1,000.00 $161.94
907818DL9 4.300% Notes due 2042 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $300 12 $1,000.00 $139.07
907818DP0 4.250% Notes due 2043 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 117 $325 13 $1,000.00 $134.64
907818FC7 4.300% Notes due 2049 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 122 $1,000 14 $1,000.00 $154.48
907818DZ8 4.150% Notes due 2045 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 122 $350 15 $1,000.00 $115.73
907818EJ3 4.050% Notes due 2046 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 122 $600 16 $1,000.00 $102.05
907818EF1 4.050% Notes due 2045 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 122 $500 17 $1,000.00 $101.36
907818EN4 4.000% Notes due 2047 2.875% due May 15, 2049 FIT1 122 $500 18 $1,000.00 $96.06
  1. To be paid in New Notes and cash per $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes accepted for exchange, subject to, in the case of the offers with respect to the 5.780% Notes due 2040, the 4.821% Notes due 2044 and the 4.800% Notes due 2058, adjustment as described in the sections entitled “Determination of the Total Exchange Price” and “Determination of the Exchange Price” in the Offering Memorandum. Hypotheticals shown for illustrative purposes only. Prices will be determined at 11:00 a.m., New York City Time, on November 4, 2019 (unless the Early Exchange Date (as defined below) is extended by more than two full business days, in which case a new date and time may be established with respect to the Exchange Offers) (such date and time, as they may be extended, the “Price Determination Date”). Cash payment includes $50.00 early exchange premium. Cash payment excludes accrued and unpaid interest, which will be paid in cash in addition to the Total Exchange Price (as defined in the Offering Memorandum) or the Exchange Price (as defined in the Offering Memorandum), as applicable.
  2. See pages B-2 through B-5 of the Offering Memorandum for illustrative examples of the Total Exchange Prices and Exchange Prices for the Existing Notes, including the portions thereof payable in New Notes and cash.
  3. For purposes of determining the principal amount of each series of Existing Notes that will be exchanged pursuant to the Exchange Offers, see the section entitled “The Exchange Offers” in the Offering Memorandum. 

Union Pacific will make eighteen separate Exchange Offers to Eligible Holders in an amount that requires no more than an aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000,000 of New Notes be issued pursuant to the Exchange Offers (the “Exchange Offers Limit”). The amounts of each series of Existing Notes that are exchanged in the Exchange Offers will be determined in accordance with the Exchange Offers Limit and the priorities set forth in the “Acceptance Priority Level” column in the table above and as further detailed in the Offering Memorandum. Union Pacific reserves the right to increase the Exchange Offers Limit as provided in the Offering Memorandum.

The Exchange Offers are also subject to certain conditions, including the requirement that Eligible Holders tender and do not validly withdraw an amount of Existing Notes that requires the issuance of at least $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of New Notes in accordance with the terms of the Exchange Offers.

Eligible Holders of Existing Notes that tender their Existing Notes prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 1, 2019, subject to any extension by Union Pacific (the “Early Exchange Date”), will receive an additional early exchange premium.

The Exchange Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on November 18, 2019, unless extended or earlier terminated by Union Pacific (the “Expiration Date”). Tenders of Existing Notes in the Exchange Offers may be validly withdrawn at any time prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 1, 2019, subject to extension by Union Pacific (the “Withdrawal Deadline”), but not thereafter, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law.

The New Notes will mature on March 20, 2060, and will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) the bid-side yield on the 2.875% U.S. Treasury Note due May 15, 2049 on the Price Determination Date (based on the bid-side price indicated on the Bloomberg Screen page FIT1 at such date and time), and (ii) 1.57% (157 basis points)

The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Therefore, the New Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.

This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The Exchange Offers are being made solely by the Offering Memorandum and related letter of transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

Documents relating to the Exchange Offers will only be distributed to holders of Existing Notes that complete and return a letter of eligibility confirming that they are eligible investors for the Exchange Offers. Holders of Existing Notes that desire to review the eligibility letter may visit the website for this purpose at or contact D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Exchange Offers, at (212) 269-5550 or (888) 544-9895 (toll free) or by email at

Forward-looking Statements 

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Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times that, or by which, such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking information, including expectations regarding operational and financial improvements and the Corporation’s future performance or results are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Important factors, including risk factors, could affect the Corporation’s and its subsidiaries’ future results and could cause those results or other outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Information regarding risk factors and other cautionary information are available in the Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2018, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 8, 2019. The Corporation updates information regarding risk factors if circumstances require such updates on Form 10-Q and its subsequent Annual Reports on Form 10-K (or such other reports that may be filed with the SEC).

Forward-looking statements speak only as of, and are based only upon information available on, the date the statements were made. The Corporation assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information. If the Corporation does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that the Corporation will make additional updates with respect thereto or with respect to other forward-looking statements. References to our website are provided for convenience and, therefore, information on or available through the website is not, and should not be deemed to be, incorporated by reference herein. 

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. The railroad's diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, 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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