SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 5, 2011 (May 5, 2011)
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|1400 Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska||68179|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code): (402) 544-5000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 5, 2011, Union Pacific Corporation (the Company) issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors (the Board) authorized the Company to increase its 2011 capital expenditures by $100 million for additional growth capital spending, bringing planned capital expenditures for 2011 to $3.3 billion. The Board also approved an increase of the Companys quarterly dividend from 38 cents per share to 47.5 cents per share, which will be payable on July 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on May 31, 2011. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release of Union Pacific Corporation, dated May 5, 2011.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: May 5, 2011
|UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION|
|Robert M. Knight, Jr.|
|Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer|
Press Release of Union Pacific Corporation, dated May 5, 2011