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Union Pacific Appoints Brian Barr as Senior Vice President of Transportation

Veteran Railroad Executive With Proven Track Record in Network and Systems Operations

Omaha, Neb., March 13, 2023

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today announced that Brian Barr has been appointed Senior Vice President of Transportation, effective April 15th. In this role, Barr will report to Eric Gehringer, Executive Vice President of Operations, and will be responsible for overseeing transportation operations for Union Pacific.

“Union Pacific has been keenly focused on our operations and Brian’s appointment underscores this commitment,” said Lance Fritz, Union Pacific Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Brian is a deeply experienced and lifelong railroader with a proven track record of improving network operations and workforce productivity and has fostered important customer relationships. Brian’s addition to Union Pacific bolsters our broad talented team of operators as we continue our PSR journey to deliver consistent, reliable and safe service to our customers while driving long-term sustainable growth.”

Barr commented, “I am excited to join Union Pacific and look forward to working closely with the Operations team as we continue to work on behalf of our customers and communities. At a time when safety is a critical priority for the industry, I am committed to enhancing the Company’s transportation network, improving safety and maintaining Union Pacific’s reputation as the strongest franchise in America.”

Barr is a seasoned railroad executive with over 25 years of experience at CSX. He most recently served as CSX’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Services where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s network operations, network systems and services, and intermodal operations functions. Barr joined CSX in 1998 and has served in multiple roles, including as Senior Vice President of Operations North, where he led the coordination of transportation, mechanical, engineering, safety and various support functions across the region, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Mechanical, overseeing engineering and mechanical functions at the system level, and President of Mechanical, responsible for maintaining and improving locomotive reliability and rail car availability, with an emphasis on safety. Barr has extensive field experience having served as Division Manager and Plant Manager, among other positions.

Mr. Barr graduated from Bellevue University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) delivers the goods families and businesses use every day with safe, reliable and efficient service. Operating in 23 western states, the company connects its customers and communities to the global economy. Trains are the most environmentally responsible way to move freight, helping Union Pacific protect future generations. More information about Union Pacific is available at

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Brian Barr, Senior Vice President of Transportation

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