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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.75
BRK.B's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. BRK.B: 0.75 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 5.7
Current: 0.75

0.22
5.7
Equity to Asset 0.46
BRK.B's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. BRK.B: 0.46 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.46

0.36
0.58
Interest Coverage 10.28
BRK.B's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.97 vs. BRK.B: 10.28 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 40.58
Current: 10.28

3.86
40.58
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.69
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 15.81
BRK.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. BRK.B: 15.81 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 31.98
Current: 15.81

4.35
31.98
Net-margin (%) 10.69
BRK.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BRK.B: 10.69 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 23.7
Current: 10.69

2.06
23.7
ROE (%) 8.78
BRK.B's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. BRK.B: 8.78 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 10.94
Current: 8.78

1.37
10.94
ROA (%) 4.02
BRK.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BRK.B: 4.02 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 5.73
Current: 4.02

0.49
5.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.56
BRK.B's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 169.57 vs. BRK.B: 23.56 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.25   Max: 293.11
Current: 23.56

15.25
293.11
Revenue Growth (%) 10.00
BRK.B's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. BRK.B: 10.00 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 52.3
Current: 10

2.9
52.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.60
BRK.B's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BRK.B: 13.60 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.7   Max: 67.8
Current: 13.6

-22.7
67.8
EPS Growth (%) 14.30
BRK.B's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BRK.B: 14.30 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.9   Max: 109.9
Current: 14.3

-38.9
109.9
» BRK.B's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 1,907 sh (New)
John Rogers 5,855 sh (New)
Jim Simons 333,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 30,050 sh (+149.98%)
Ken Fisher 5,136,928 sh (+55.17%)
Bill Gates 87,039,804 sh (+16.7%)
David Rolfe 2,460,379 sh (+9.44%)
Lou Simpson 1,638,462 sh (+3.66%)
Tom Russo 2,262,253 sh (+1.33%)
Wallace Weitz 1,115,992 sh (+1.16%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 113,585 sh (+0.34%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,682,107 sh (+0.27%)
Chuck Akre 303,001 sh (+0.25%)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 21,100 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 16,079 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 9,534 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson 5,300 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 73,598 sh (-0.18%)
Dodge & Cox 17,450 sh (-0.57%)
Tweedy Browne 414,085 sh (-0.76%)
Tom Gayner 1,531,357 sh (-1.22%)
David Winters 1,239,817 sh (-1.22%)
Bruce Berkowitz 716,125 sh (-1.43%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 383,915 sh (-1.44%)
Wintergreen Fund 911,834 sh (-1.66%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,989,406 sh (-2.13%)
Murray Stahl 510,872 sh (-3.23%)
Bill Frels 14,573 sh (-3.31%)
Chris Davis 2,502,346 sh (-3.53%)
Scott Black 203,927 sh (-4.04%)
Whitney Tilson 50,424 sh (-5.76%)
Mason Hawkins 4,329,958 sh (-7.91%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 98 sh (-8.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 430,000 sh (-9.01%)
Chuck Royce 93,500 sh (-9.66%)
Ray Dalio 87,545 sh (-47.75%)
Charles de Vaulx 100,464 sh (-59.05%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,669 sh (-99.85%)
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Q4 2013

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 4,371 sh (New)
John Rogers 29,456 sh (+403.09%)
Steven Cohen 87,525 sh (+191.26%)
Jim Simons 589,100 sh (+76.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,716 sh (+42.42%)
David Rolfe 2,698,966 sh (+9.7%)
Lou Simpson 1,754,366 sh (+7.07%)
Bill Frels 15,523 sh (+6.52%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 103 sh (+5.1%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 117,635 sh (+3.57%)
Tom Russo 2,317,684 sh (+2.45%)
Ken Fisher 5,239,319 sh (+1.99%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,773,987 sh (+1.96%)
Wallace Weitz 1,118,981 sh (+0.27%)
Chuck Akre 303,041 sh (+0.01%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 16,079 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 21,100 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 100,464 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,669 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,450 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 911,834 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 10,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Tom Gayner 1,527,257 sh (-0.27%)
Tweedy Browne 412,914 sh (-0.28%)
Scott Black 202,432 sh (-0.73%)
Bruce Berkowitz 710,225 sh (-0.82%)
Mario Gabelli 72,998 sh (-0.82%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 378,985 sh (-1.28%)
David Winters 1,222,090 sh (-1.43%)
Mason Hawkins 4,240,058 sh (-2.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 418,400 sh (-2.7%)
Chris Davis 2,424,072 sh (-3.13%)
Whitney Tilson 48,822 sh (-3.18%)
Murray Stahl 494,067 sh (-3.29%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,853,924 sh (-3.4%)
Chuck Royce 88,500 sh (-5.35%)
Bill Gates 82,039,804 sh (-5.74%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,264 sh (-9.33%)
Pioneer Investments 8,565 sh (-10.16%)
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Q1 2014

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,190 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 93,308 sh (New)
Mohnish Pabrai 7,025 sh (New)
Charles de Vaulx 332,343 sh (+230.81%)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,621 sh (+74.35%)
David Rolfe 4,347,827 sh (+61.09%)
Lou Simpson 2,067,741 sh (+17.86%)
Prem Watsa 24,500 sh (+16.11%)
Bill Frels 17,181 sh (+10.68%)
Wallace Weitz 1,229,050 sh (+9.84%)
John Rogers 31,324 sh (+6.34%)
Jim Simons 621,000 sh (+5.42%)
Tom Russo 2,405,629 sh (+3.79%)
Chuck Akre 312,019 sh (+2.96%)
Mason Hawkins 4,333,496 sh (+2.2%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,837,924 sh (+1.34%)
Scott Black 204,074 sh (+0.81%)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 412,914 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 16,079 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,669 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 911,834 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 117,350 sh (-0.24%)
Dodge & Cox 17,350 sh (-0.57%)
Mario Gabelli 72,548 sh (-0.62%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 376,250 sh (-0.72%)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (-1.02%)
David Winters 1,207,613 sh (-1.18%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 101 sh (-1.94%)
Ken Fisher 5,118,992 sh (-2.3%)
Murray Stahl 478,564 sh (-3.14%)
Chuck Royce 83,500 sh (-5.65%)
Bill Gates 77,039,804 sh (-6.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 392,800 sh (-6.12%)
Pioneer Investments 7,855 sh (-8.29%)
Chris Davis 2,049,354 sh (-15.46%)
Whitney Tilson 38,231 sh (-21.69%)
Bruce Berkowitz 288,925 sh (-59.32%)
Steven Cohen 28,667 sh (-67.25%)
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Q2 2014

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (New)
John Rogers 47,832 sh (+52.7%)
Wallace Weitz 1,382,646 sh (+12.5%)
Ken Fisher 5,417,853 sh (+5.84%)
Lou Simpson 2,180,950 sh (+5.48%)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,848 sh (+2.98%)
Tom Russo 2,432,159 sh (+1.1%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 117,825 sh (+0.4%)
Prem Watsa 24,500 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 16,079 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 7,025 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 332,343 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,350 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,669 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (unchged)
David Winters Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Bruce Berkowitz 288,625 sh (-0.1%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,140 sh (-0.29%)
Chuck Akre 310,611 sh (-0.45%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,815,066 sh (-0.47%)
Mason Hawkins 4,302,129 sh (-0.72%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 373,026 sh (-0.86%)
Tweedy Browne 408,852 sh (-0.98%)
Whitney Tilson 37,662 sh (-1.49%)
Chris Davis 1,961,337 sh (-4.29%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 96 sh (-4.95%)
Mario Gabelli 68,948 sh (-4.96%)
Bill Gates 72,039,804 sh (-6.49%)
David Rolfe 4,048,166 sh (-6.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 364,000 sh (-7.33%)
Murray Stahl 428,366 sh (-10.49%)
Pioneer Investments 6,933 sh (-11.74%)
Bill Frels 15,064 sh (-12.32%)
Chuck Royce 67,000 sh (-19.76%)
Scott Black 155,956 sh (-23.58%)
Jim Simons 422,400 sh (-31.98%)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (-99.99%)
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Latest Guru Trades with BRK.B

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.58%0.66%$121.7 - $129.06 $ 137.969%155956
Lou Simpson 2014-06-30 Add 5.48%0.59%$121.7 - $129.06 $ 137.969%2180950
Wallace Weitz 2014-06-30 Add 12.5%0.59%$121.7 - $129.06 $ 137.969%1382646
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$121.7 - $129.06 $ 137.969%0
Lou Simpson 2014-03-31 Add 17.86%1.7%$108.78 - $125.2 $ 137.9618%2067741
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.55%$108.78 - $125.2 $ 137.9618%0
Bruce Berkowitz 2014-03-31 Reduce -59.32%0.52%$108.78 - $125.2 $ 137.9618%288925
Wallace Weitz 2014-03-31 Add 9.84%0.44%$108.78 - $125.2 $ 137.9618%1229050
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$108.78 - $125.2 $ 137.9618%93308
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$108.78 - $125.2 $ 137.9618%0
Lou Simpson 2013-12-31 Add 7.07%0.65%$111.37 - $118.04 $ 137.9619%1754366
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$111.37 - $118.04 $ 137.9619%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 42.42%$111.37 - $118.04 $ 137.9619%2716
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -99.85%0.39%$111.22 - $118.94 $ 137.9620%1669
Lou Simpson 2013-09-30 Add 3.66%0.35%$111.22 - $118.94 $ 137.9620%1638462
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Reduce -7.91%0.21%$111.22 - $118.94 $ 137.9620%4329958
Scott Black 2013-09-30 Reduce -4.04%0.11%$111.22 - $118.94 $ 137.9620%203927
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.75%0.08%$111.22 - $118.94 $ 137.9620%87545
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$111.22 - $118.94 $ 137.9620%1907
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Guru Investment Theses on Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Wallace Weitz Comments on Berkshire Hathaway - Jul 15, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B--$112)(BRK.B) We and our clients have owned Berkshire continuously since 1976. It is “built to last” and we expect it to continue to compound shareholder wealth for years to come. People have been worrying about a post-Warren Berkshire for decades, but we believe that with management in place at all the subsidiaries, strong successors identified, and an expressed willingness to buy back substantial amounts of stock if it should trade down for any reason, we are comfortable continuing to hold the shares.

From Wallace Weitz’s second quarter 2013 letter to shareholders.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.20
BRK.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. BRK.B: 15.20 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.94   Max: 55.04
Current: 15.2

10.94
55.04
P/B 1.37
BRK.B's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BRK.B: 1.37 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.37

0.97
1.81
P/S 1.71
BRK.B's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BRK.B: 1.71 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.71

0.98
2.19
PFCF 22.65
BRK.B's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.84 vs. BRK.B: 22.65 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.24   Max: 51.96
Current: 22.65

11.24
51.96
EV-to-EBIT 11.35
BRK.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. BRK.B: 11.35 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 45
Current: 11.35

7.6
45
PEG 0.84
BRK.B's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 48.00 vs. BRK.B: 0.84 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 19.71
Current: 0.84

0.28
19.71
Shiller P/E 23.48
BRK.B's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. BRK.B: 23.48 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.23   Max: 36.43
Current: 23.48

11.23
36.43

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.83
BRK.B's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BRK.B: 1.83 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 6.46
Current: 1.83

1.49
6.46
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.99
BRK.B's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. BRK.B: 0.99 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.99

0.7
1.88
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
BRK.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. BRK.B: 1.14 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 4.64
Current: 1.14

0.79
4.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.88
BRK.B's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.B: 0.88 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 15.73
Current: 0.88

0.44
15.73
Price/Graham Number 1.10
BRK.B's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BRK.B: 1.10 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 4.31
Current: 1.1

0.98
4.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
BRK.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. BRK.B: 8.80 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 13.1
Current: 8.8

2.2
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.40
BRK.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. BRK.B: 20.40 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 45
Current: 20.4

1.2
45

Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:BRH.Germany, BRYN.Germany
Berkshire Hathaway Inc is domiciled in the state of Delaware. The Company is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of diverse business activities, including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, service and retailing. The Company's insurance and reinsurance business activities are conducted through through numerous domestic and foreign-based insurance entities. Its insurance businesses provide insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks world-wide and also reinsure life, accident and health risks world-wide. The Company's insurance underwriting operations are comprised of the following sub-groups: GEICO and its subsidiaries; General Re and its subsidiaries; Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group; and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. General Re's property/casualty reinsurance business in North America is conducted through General Reinsurance Corporation, domiciled in Delaware and licensed in the District of Columbia and all states but Hawaii where it is an accredited reinsurer. Property/casualty operations in North America are headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and are also conducted through 16 branch offices in the U.S. and Canada. Reinsurance activities are marketed directly to clients without involving a broker or intermediary. Through a subsidiary of Cologne Re, life, health, long-term care and disability reinsurance coverages are written on an individual and group basis. Most of this business is written on a proportional treaty basis, with the exception of the U.S. group health and disability business which is predominately written on an excess treaty basis. Lesser amounts of life and disability business are written on a facultative basis. The life/health business is marketed on a direct basis. The Company's apparel manufacturing businesses include manufacturers of a number of clothing and footwear. Businesses engaged in the manufacture and distribution of clothing products includes Fruit of the Loom, Russell Corporation, Vanity Fair Brands, Garan and Fechheimer Brothers. Its footwear businesses include H.H. Brown Shoe Group and Justin Brands.

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