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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.79
BRK.B's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 235.61 vs. BRK.B: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.17 Max: 5.7
Current: 0.79
0.45
5.7
Equity to Asset 0.46
BRK.B's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. BRK.B: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.46
0.37
0.58
Interest Coverage 8.64
BRK.B's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BRK.B: 8.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.86  Med: 8.65 Max: 40.58
Current: 8.64
3.86
40.58
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
8.68%
7.11%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.08
BRK.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. BRK.B: 13.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.45  Med: 13.97 Max: 31.98
Current: 13.08
4.45
31.98
Net-margin (%) 9.00
BRK.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. BRK.B: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.11  Med: 10.17 Max: 23.7
Current: 9
2.11
23.7
ROE (%) 7.48
BRK.B's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. BRK.B: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 8.41 Max: 12.39
Current: 7.48
1.33
12.39
ROA (%) 3.43
BRK.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. BRK.B: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 3.82 Max: 6.9
Current: 3.43
0.53
6.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
BRK.B's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BRK.B: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 16.50 Max: 47.6
Current: 10.8
2.9
47.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.70
BRK.B's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. BRK.B: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.7  Med: 19.70 Max: 65.6
Current: 19.7
-21.7
65.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 24.90
BRK.B's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. BRK.B: 24.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.6  Med: 20.00 Max: 108.4
Current: 24.9
-38.6
108.4
» BRK.B's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,896 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 32,966 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 550,400 sh (+51.21%)
Bill Gates 83,625,314 sh (+16.08%)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,771 sh (+11.76%)
Bestinfond 101 sh (+5.21%)
Bill Frels 15,814 sh (+4.98%)
David Rolfe 4,234,269 sh (+4.60%)
Charles de Vaulx 342,554 sh (+3.07%)
Wallace Weitz 1,419,123 sh (+2.64%)
John Rogers 49,016 sh (+2.48%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,916,475 sh (+2.11%)
Lou Simpson 2,216,667 sh (+1.64%)
Tom Russo 2,457,392 sh (+1.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,230 sh (+0.53%)
Ken Fisher 5,435,596 sh (+0.33%)
Scott Black 156,126 sh (+0.11%)
Pioneer Investments 5,147 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 7,025 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,350 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 24,500 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 16,079 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,669 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Akre 308,180 sh (-0.78%)
Mario Gabelli 67,948 sh (-1.45%)
Tweedy Browne 402,538 sh (-1.54%)
Bruce Berkowitz 283,700 sh (-1.71%)
Mason Hawkins 4,201,482 sh (-2.34%)
Chris Davis 1,908,289 sh (-2.70%)
Murray Stahl 416,407 sh (-2.79%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 112,825 sh (-4.24%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 353,858 sh (-5.14%)
Whitney Tilson 31,132 sh (-17.34%)
Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (-40.30%)
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Q4 2014

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 56,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 13,473 sh (+53.61%)
John Rogers 63,968 sh (+30.50%)
Ray Dalio 39,396 sh (+19.50%)
Pioneer Investments 5,544 sh (+7.71%)
Wallace Weitz 1,435,171 sh (+1.13%)
Charles de Vaulx 343,385 sh (+0.24%)
First Eagle Investment 1,669 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,350 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 24,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 7,025 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 8,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 5,431,068 sh (-0.08%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 112,675 sh (-0.13%)
Tom Russo 2,449,094 sh (-0.34%)
Lou Simpson 2,199,264 sh (-0.79%)
Bruce Berkowitz 280,450 sh (-1.15%)
Mario Gabelli 66,916 sh (-1.52%)
Chuck Akre 303,175 sh (-1.62%)
Tweedy Browne 395,834 sh (-1.67%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,742,188 sh (-3.54%)
David Rolfe 3,997,425 sh (-5.59%)
Bill Gates 78,625,314 sh (-5.98%)
Donald Yacktman 15,079 sh (-6.22%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 326,440 sh (-7.75%)
Bill Frels 14,553 sh (-7.97%)
Bestinfond 92 sh (-8.91%)
Scott Black 142,133 sh (-8.96%)
Murray Stahl 371,459 sh (-10.79%)
Chuck Royce 35,000 sh (-12.50%)
Jeremy Grantham 470,700 sh (-14.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,730 sh (-14.51%)
Chris Davis 1,576,592 sh (-17.38%)
Whitney Tilson 23,667 sh (-23.98%)
Zeke Ashton 17,500 sh (-30.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,298 sh (-44.06%)
Mason Hawkins 16,800 sh (-99.60%)
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Q1 2015

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,385,800 sh (+2339.79%)
Zeke Ashton 25,500 sh (+45.71%)
John Rogers 74,266 sh (+16.10%)
Jeremy Grantham 503,300 sh (+6.93%)
Bestinfond 98 sh (+6.52%)
Lou Simpson 2,313,799 sh (+5.21%)
Scott Black 146,921 sh (+3.37%)
David Rolfe 4,086,954 sh (+2.24%)
Chuck Akre 308,838 sh (+1.87%)
Wallace Weitz 1,449,433 sh (+0.99%)
Tom Russo 2,468,657 sh (+0.80%)
Louis Moore Bacon 13,571 sh (+0.73%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,752,589 sh (+0.22%)
Ken Fisher 5,442,459 sh (+0.21%)
Mario Gabelli 66,941 sh (+0.04%)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 343,385 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 15,079 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Mohnish Pabrai Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 112,530 sh (-0.13%)
Dodge & Cox 17,300 sh (-0.29%)
Bill Frels 14,453 sh (-0.69%)
Pioneer Investments 5,503 sh (-0.74%)
Tweedy Browne 391,026 sh (-1.21%)
Bruce Berkowitz 276,300 sh (-1.48%)
Whitney Tilson 23,288 sh (-1.60%)
Bill Gates 73,625,314 sh (-6.36%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 13,610 sh (-7.60%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 295,680 sh (-9.42%)
Prem Watsa 21,500 sh (-12.24%)
First Eagle Investment 1,450 sh (-13.12%)
Chris Davis 1,309,931 sh (-16.91%)
Murray Stahl 296,682 sh (-20.13%)
Jeff Auxier 5,900 sh (-73.06%)
Ray Dalio 7,606 sh (-80.69%)
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Q2 2015

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 2,977 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 4,700 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 59,890 sh (+687.40%)
Louis Moore Bacon 55,000 sh (+305.28%)
Jeff Auxier 21,500 sh (+264.41%)
John Rogers 89,665 sh (+20.73%)
Lou Simpson 2,533,937 sh (+9.51%)
David Rolfe 4,334,428 sh (+6.06%)
David Rolfe 4,334,428 sh (+6.06%)
Pioneer Investments 5,793 sh (+5.27%)
Chuck Akre 314,418 sh (+1.81%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,834,647 sh (+1.73%)
Wallace Weitz 1,472,149 sh (+1.57%)
Ken Fisher 5,516,025 sh (+1.35%)
Mario Gabelli 67,281 sh (+0.51%)
Tom Russo 2,472,536 sh (+0.16%)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson 23,288 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,450 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 15,079 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 343,385 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 12,500 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 21,500 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 367,288 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,500 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 389,926 sh (-0.28%)
Scott Black 145,723 sh (-0.82%)
Bestinfond 96 sh (-2.04%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 284,323 sh (-3.84%)
Bill Frels 13,723 sh (-5.05%)
Dodge & Cox 16,300 sh (-5.78%)
Bill Gates 68,625,314 sh (-6.79%)
Murray Stahl 275,630 sh (-7.10%)
Chris Davis 1,185,560 sh (-9.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 410,700 sh (-18.40%)
Jim Simons 1,011,500 sh (-27.01%)
Bruce Berkowitz 152,292 sh (-44.88%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.87
BRK.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. BRK.B: 17.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.48  Med: 16.44 Max: 57.79
Current: 17.87
11.48
57.79
Forward P/E 0.01
BRK.B's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. BRK.B: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.60
BRK.B's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. BRK.B: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.49  Med: 16.45 Max: 58
Current: 18.6
11.49
58
P/B 1.30
BRK.B's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BRK.B: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.39 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.3
1.02
1.9
P/S 1.61
BRK.B's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BRK.B: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.57 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.61
1.03
1.94
PFCF 17.67
BRK.B's PFCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. BRK.B: 17.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.8  Med: 19.92 Max: 54.39
Current: 17.67
11.8
54.39
POCF 9.41
BRK.B's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. BRK.B: 9.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.04  Med: 11.76 Max: 22.46
Current: 9.41
8.04
22.46
EV-to-EBIT 11.58
BRK.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. BRK.B: 11.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8  Med: 12.10 Max: 47
Current: 11.58
8
47
PEG 1.13
BRK.B's PEG is ranked lower than
60% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BRK.B: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.68 Max: 12.83
Current: 1.13
0.18
12.83
Shiller P/E 19.89
BRK.B's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. BRK.B: 19.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.79  Med: 21.56 Max: 33.11
Current: 19.89
11.79
33.11
Days Sales Outstanding 45.03
BRK.B's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 49.75 vs. BRK.B: 45.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.7  Med: 55.41 Max: 190.63
Current: 45.03
20.7
190.63

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.75
BRK.B's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. BRK.B: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.57  Med: 2.15 Max: 6.79
Current: 1.75
1.57
6.79
Price/Projected FCF 0.84
BRK.B's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BRK.B: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.84
0.82
2.62
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.42
BRK.B's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
67% of the 3 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BRK.B: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
BRK.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BRK.B: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.12 Max: 18.16
Current: 1.03
0.79
18.16
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.24
BRK.B's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BRK.B: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.20 Max: 17.24
Current: 1.24
0.47
17.24
Price/Graham Number 1.16
BRK.B's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BRK.B: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.32 Max: 12.34
Current: 1.16
1.03
12.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.62
BRK.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. BRK.B: 8.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 8.20 Max: 12.5
Current: 8.62
2.1
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.75
BRK.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. BRK.B: 18.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BRK.B' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -0.6  Med: 22.70 Max: 68
Current: 18.75
-0.6
68

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) 12,339.19 13,259.01
EPS without NRI($) 12,339.19 13,259.01

Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:BRYN.Germany, BRKB.Mexico, BRK/B.Switzerland, 0R37.UK, BERK34.Brazil, BRH.Germany,
Berkshire Hathaway Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware on June 16, 1998 under the name NBH, Inc. The Company is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of diverse business activities, including insurance and reinsurance, freight rail transportation, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, service and retailing. The Company's insurance and reinsurance business activities are conducted 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 internationally. The Company's insurance underwriting operations are comprised of the sub-groups namely 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. General Re's North American and international 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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