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Werner Enterprises Honors Fallen Officers with Horses of Honor Omaha Sponsorship

May, 20, 2016

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As a proud supporter of the Omaha community, Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Horses of Honor Omaha, a public art exhibition in Turner Park benefiting the Omaha Police Foundation.

The exhibit, featuring eight life-size horse statues each honoring the life of a fallen hero of the Omaha Police Department and individually designed by an Omaha area artist, was unveiled today in a ceremony at Turner Park. Werner is sponsoring fallen officer James “Jimmy” Wilson who was slain during a traffic stop on Aug. 20, 1995. Wilson’s art teacher Paul Hundtoft painted Werner’s statue and Werner Maintenance associates Brian Forbes, special projects manager, and Ron Bryant, body mechanic, applied the final clear coat.

“Werner Enterprises is honored to commemorate a true hero in the Omaha community and pay tribute to the life of Officer Jimmy Wilson,” said President and CEO Derek Leathers. “We are thankful for all of the men and women of the Omaha Police Department who serve to prevent crime, save lives and make Omaha a safer city.”

A tribute concert will be held Saturday May 21 in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. The project will be displayed for a year before the horse statues are sold in spring of 2017 with the proceeds benefitting the Omaha Police Foundation.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal and international services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.

Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit the company’s website at

Source: Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065

Director of Corporate Communications

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