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Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

3555 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68131
United States
402-346-1400
http://www.berkshirehathaway.com

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Full Time Employees367,700

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Mr. Warren E. BuffettChairman and Chief Exec. Officer487.88kN/A87
Mr. Marc D. HamburgChief Financial Officer and Sr. VP1.56MN/A67
Mr. Daniel J. JaksichVP and ControllerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Ajit JainChief Exec. Officer of Reinsurance DivisionN/AN/A65
Mr. Olza M. NicelyChief Exec. Officer of GeicoN/AN/A73
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity primarily from solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and other products; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paints and coatings, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures structural investment castings and forged components, machined airframe components, and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel superalloy melted and mill products; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchenware; and motorcycle accessories. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Corporate Governance

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of August 1, 2017 is 8. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 9; Shareholder Rights: 9; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.