Union Pacific Corporation Declares First Quarter 2022 Dividend and Announces New Share Repurchase Authorization
Omaha, Neb., February 3, 2022
The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) has declared a quarterly dividend of $1.18 per share on the company’s common stock, payable March 31, 2022, to shareholders of record February 28, 2022. Union Pacific has paid dividends on its common stock for 123 consecutive years.
The Board today also approved a new share repurchase authorization, enabling the Company to buy up to 100 million of its common shares by March 31, 2025. The new authorization is effective April 1, 2022, and replaces the current authorization, which will expire on March 31, 2022.
Since announcing its share repurchase program in January 2007, the Company has repurchased 499 million of its outstanding common shares at a total cost of $48.2 billion, through December 31, 2021, with an average purchase price of $96.57 per share.
The timing and volume of share repurchases may be executed at the discretion of management on an opportunistic basis, or pursuant to trading plans or other arrangements. Share repurchases under this program may be made in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise.
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 www.up.com.
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