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Your Vote Counts!  


2023 Annual Meeting  

Vote by May 5, 2023  

11:59 PM ET  



You invested in BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. and it’s time to vote!

You have the right to vote on proposals being presented at the Annual Meeting. This is an important notice regarding the availability of proxy material for the shareholder meeting to be held on May 6, 2023.

Get informed before you vote

View the Annual Report and Proxy Statement online OR you can receive a free paper or email copy of the material(s) by requesting prior to April 22, 2023. If you would like to request a copy of the material(s) for this and/or future shareholder meetings, you may (1) visit, (2) call 1-800-579-1639 or (3) send an email to If sending an email, please include your control number (indicated below) in the subject line. Unless requested, you will not otherwise receive a paper or email copy.




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This is an overview of the proposals being presented at the upcoming shareholder meeting. Please follow the instructions on the reverse side to vote these important matters.




  Voting Items

  1.   Election of Directors    
  01)   Warren E. Buffett   06)   Stephen B. Burke   11)   Ajit Jain   LOGO   For
  02)   Charles T. Munger   07)   Kenneth I. Chenault   12)   Thomas S. Murphy, Jr.
  03)   Gregory E. Abel   08)   Christopher C. Davis   13)   Ronald L. Olson       
  04)   Howard G. Buffett   09)   Susan L. Decker   14)   Wallace R. Weitz    
  05)   Susan A. Buffett   10)   Charlotte Guyman   15)   Meryl B. Witmer    
  2.   Non-binding resolution to approve the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers, as described in the 2023 Proxy Statement.   LOGO   For
  3.   Non-binding resolution to determine the frequency (whether annual, biennial or triennial) with which shareholders of the Company shall be entitled to have an advisory vote on executive compensation.   LOGO   Years
  4.   Shareholder proposal regarding how the Company manages physical and transitional climate-related risks and opportunities.   LOGO   Against
  5.   Shareholder proposal regarding how climate-related risks are being governed by the Company.   LOGO   Against
  6.   Shareholder proposal regarding how the Company intends to measure, disclose and reduce GHG emissions associated with its underwriting, insuring and investment activities.   LOGO   Against
  7.   Shareholder proposal regarding the reporting on the effectiveness of the Corporation’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.   LOGO   Against
  8.   Shareholder proposal regarding the adoption of a policy requiring that two separate people hold the offices of the Chairman and the CEO.   LOGO   Against
  9.   Shareholder proposal requesting that the Company avoid supporting or taking a public policy position on controversial social and political issues.   LOGO   Against
  NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.



   Frequently Asked Questions



Why am I receiving this Notice of Internet Availability?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) permits companies to send the enclosed “Notice” instead of a full printed set of proxy materials. The Notice provides instructions on how to view your company’s proxy materials, including the shareholders meeting credential request form (on the reverse side), vote online and request a full set of printed materials by mail.

There are several advantages to your company sending a Notice instead of a full set of materials, including lowering your company’s costs and reducing the environmental impact from printing and mailing full sets of proxy materials.

How do I view the proxy materials online?

Go to and enter your control number to get started. Your control number can be found on the enclosed Notice.

What if I prefer to receive a paper copy of the proxy materials?

You can easily request a paper copy which will be mailed to you at no cost. Instructions on how to do so can be found in the Get informed before you vote section of the Notice.

Can I receive proxy materials for future meetings by e-mail rather than receive a Notice?

Yes you can. Go to and make your choice in the Delivery Settings section.

For more information about the SEC’s Notice and Access Proxy Rules please visit:

Instructions for Mailing Credential Order Form:

1. Complete the Credential Order Form below.

2. Place the completed Order Form in an envelope.

3. Mail the envelope to:

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Attn: Mailing Credentials

3555 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68131

Please make sure to address envelope exactly as indicated above.






Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

2023 Shareholders Meeting

Credential Order Form

Saturday, May 6

Please send Credentials for the 2023 Shareholders

Meeting to the following address: (please print clearly)








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(Regardless of payment arrangment).