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 20, 2021 (May 17, 2021)
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1400 Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (402) 544-5000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each Class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock (Par Value $2.50 per share)
New York Stock Exchange
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 17, 2021, Union Pacific Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement for the sale of $850,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 2.375% Notes due 2031 (the (“2031 Notes”); $1,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 3.200% Notes due 2041 (the “2041 Notes”); and $650,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 3.550% Notes due 2061 (together with the 2031 Notes and the 2041 Notes, the “Notes”). The Company registered the offering of the Notes under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to its shelf registration on Form S-3 (File No. 333-252947). The Notes are issuable pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of April 1, 1999 (herein called the “Indenture”), between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as successor to The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (formerly The Chase Manhattan Bank), as Trustee.
Attached as Exhibit 1.1 is the Underwriting Agreement (including the Terms Agreement), dated May 17, 2021, between the Company and BofA Securities, Inc.; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, pursuant to which the Company has agreed to sell, and the underwriters have agreed to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions contained therein, the Notes. Also attached as Exhibit 5.1 is an opinion of John A. Menicucci, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Company, regarding certain aspects of the legality of the Notes.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
1.1.Underwriting Agreement (including Terms Agreement), dated May 17, 2021, between the Company and BofA Securities, Inc.; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; J. P. Morgan Securities LLC; and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, on behalf of themselves and as Representatives of the several underwriters named therein.
4.1.Form of 2.375% Note due 2031.
4.2.Form of 3.200% Note due 2041.
4.3.Form of 3.550% Note due 2061.
5.1.Opinion of John A. Menicucci, Jr., Assistant Secretary to the Company regarding certain aspects of the legality of the Notes.
23.1.Consent of John A. Menicucci, Jr. (included as part of Exhibit 5.1).
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).
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 20, 2021
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION
/s/ Craig V. Richardson
Craig V. Richardson
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary