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Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKb.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Warren Buffett

87 1970 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Munger

94 1978 Vice Chairman of the Board

Marc Hamburg

68 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Gregory Abel

55 2018 Vice Chairman – Non Insurance Operations, Director

Ajit Jain

66 2018 Vice Chairman – Insurance Operations, Director

Howard Buffett

63 1993 Director

Ronald Olson

76 1997 Director

Stephen Burke

59 2009 Independent Director

Susan Decker

55 2007 Independent Director

William Gates

62 2005 Independent Director

David Gottesman

92 2003 Independent Director

Charlotte Guyman

61 2003 Independent Director

Thomas Murphy

92 2003 Independent Director

Walter Scott

86 1988 Independent Director

Meryl Witmer

56 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Warren Buffett

Mr. Warren Edward Buffett is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been a director and the controlling shareholder of the Corporation since 1965 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1970. Mr. Buffett is currently a director of The Kraft Heinz Company. However, on February 23, 2018, it was announced that Mr. Buffett will retire from the Board of Directors of The Kraft Heinz Company at the time of that company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Charles Munger

Mr. Charles T. Munger is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Between 1984 and 2011, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Wesco Financial Corporation, approximately 80%-owned by the Corporation during that period. He also served as President of Wesco Financial Corporation between 2005 and 2011. Mr. Munger is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daily Journal Corporation, a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Good Samaritan Hospital.

Marc Hamburg

Gregory Abel

Mr. Gregory E. Abel is Vice Chairman – Non Insurance Operations, Director of the Company. Between 2008 and January 9, 2018, Mr. Abel served as the Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company (“BHE”), a 90.2% owned subsidiary of Berkshire. In 2011, Mr. Abel was elected as BHE’s Chairman and was elected its Executive Chairman on January 10, 2018. Mr. Abel also serves as a director of the The Kraft Heinz Company and AEGIS Insurance Services Inc., a provider of property and liability insurance for the energy industry.

Ajit Jain

Mr. Ajit Jain is Vice Chairman – Insurance Operations, Director the Company. Mr. Jain has been employed by the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group since 1986 and has been an Executive Vice President of National Indemnity Company, a wholly owned Berkshire subsidiary, since 1996. Mr. Jain is a Trustee of Rockefeller University, a leading biomedical research university.

Howard Buffett

Mr. Howard G. Buffett is Director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., since 1993. In September 2017, Mr. Buffett was appointed Sheriff of Macon County, Illinois. Since 2013, Mr. Buffett has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a charitable foundation that directs funding for humanitarian and conservation related issues. Between 1999 and 2013, he served as the President of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. He was a director of The Coca-Cola Company until April 2017, Lindsay Corporation until January 2016 and Sloan Implement Company until May 2015.

Ronald Olson

Mr. Ronald L. Olson is Director of the Company. For more than the past five years, he has been a partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He is a director of Western Asset Trusts and a Trustee of California Institute of Technology. Mr. Olson was also a director of Graham Holdings Company until May 2017.

Stephen Burke

Mr. Stephen B. Burke is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Burke has been the Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal and Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation since January 2011. Prior to that time, from 2004 until January 2011, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Corporation, and President of Comcast Cable Communications from 1998 until January 2010. He is also a director of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Susan Decker

Ms. Susan L. Decker is Independent Director of the Company. She also serves on the boards of directors of Costco Wholesale Corporation, Vail Resorts, Inc., SurveyMonkey and Vox Media. Since 2016, she has been CEO and co-founder of Raftr, a digital media product, launched publicly in 2017. From June 2000 to April 2009, Ms. Decker held various executive management positions at Yahoo! Inc., a global Internet brand, including President (June 2007 to April 2009), head of the Advertiser and Publisher Group (December 2006 to June 2007) and Chief Financial Officer (June 2000 to June 2007). Before Yahoo!, Ms. Decker spent 14 years with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council for a four-year term, from 2000 to 2004.

William Gates

Mr. William Henry Gates, III., is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Gates is a director of Microsoft Corporation and served as Chairman of the Board from its incorporation in 1981 until February 2014. Mr. Gates is currently a Technology Advisor for Microsoft Corporation and was its Chief Executive Officer from 1981 until January 2000.

David Gottesman

Mr. David S. Gottesman is an Independent Director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. For more than the past five years, he has been a principal of First Manhattan Co., an investment advisory firm. Mr. Gottesman is Vice Chairman and a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and a trustee of Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Charlotte Guyman

Ms. Charlotte M. Guyman is Independent Director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. She is currently a strategic advisor to Cameoworks, a global retail and financial services advisory firm. She was a general manager with Microsoft Corporation until July 1999. She is a director of Space Needle LLC and Pro.com, a trustee of Save the Children and was former Chairman of the Board of Directors of UW Medicine, an academic medical center.

Thomas Murphy

Mr. Thomas S. Murphy Jr., is Independent Director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. He was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1966 to 1990 and from February 1994 until his retirement in 1996. Mr. Murphy is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children and a trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center.

Walter Scott

Mr. Walter Scott, Jr., is a Independent Director of the Company. For more than the past five years, he has been a director of Valmont Industries, Inc. Until 2014, Mr. Scott served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Level 3 Communications, Inc., which engaged in telecommunications and computer outsourcing and was a successor to certain businesses of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.

Meryl Witmer

Ms. Meryl B. Witmer is Independent Director of the Company. For more than the past five years, Ms. Witmer has been a managing member of the General Partner of Eagle Capital Partners, L.P., an investment partnership. From 1989 through the end of 2000, she was one of two General Partners at Buchanan Parker Asset Management which managed Emerald Partners L.P., an investment partnership. Ms. Witmer is a trustee of University of Virginia Investment Management Company.

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