SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
3555 FARNAM STREET

(Street)
OMAHA NE 68131

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
09/21/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
DAVITA INC [ DVA ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 9,915,166 I See footnotes 1 and 2. (1) (2)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
3555 FARNAM STREET

(Street)
OMAHA NE 68131

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BUFFETT WARREN E

(Last) (First) (Middle)
3555 FARNAM STREET

(Street)
OMAHA NE 68131

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. 6,000,000 of the reported securities are owned by the following subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ("Berkshire"): Government Employees Insurance Company ("Government Employees") (3,739,467) and GEICO Indemnity Company ("GEICO") (2,260,533). As Berkshire is in the chain of ownership of these subsidiaries, it may be deemed presently to both beneficially own and have a pecuniary interest in all shares of Common Stock presently owned by each such subsidiary. Warren E. Buffett, as the controlling stockholder of Berkshire, may be deemed presently to beneficially own, but only to the extent he has a pecuniary interest in, the shares of Common Stock presently owned by each such subsidiary. Mr. Buffett disclaims beneficial ownership of the reported securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
2. 3,915,166 of the reported securities are owned by the following pension plans of Berkshire's subsidiaries: Acme Brick Company Pension Trust (115,000), The Buffalo News Office Pension Plan (50,000), The Buffalo News Mechanical Pension Plan (16,000), The Buffalo News Drivers/Distributors Pension Plan (7,000), The Buffalo News Editorial Pension Plan (80,000), Dexter Pension Plan (60,000), Flightsafety International Inc. Retirement Income Plan (300,000), Fruit of the Loom Pension Trust (670,000), GEICO Corporation Pension Plan Trust (1,280,000), Johns Manville Corporation Master Pension Trust (1,125,000), Justin Brands, Inc. Union Pension Plan & Justin Brands, Inc. Pension & Trust (70,000), and Scott Fetzer Company Collective Investment Trust (142,166); each of Berkshire, Mr. Buffett and these pension plans disclaims beneficial ownership in such shares.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., by Marc D. Hamburg 10/01/2012
Warren E. Buffett 10/01/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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