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Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.     )



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  Preliminary Proxy Statement
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  Definitive Proxy Statement
  Definitive Additional Materials
  Soliciting Material Pursuant to § 240.14a-12


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Shareowner Services

P.O. Box 64945

St. Paul, MN 55164-0945





Saturday, May 6, 2023



CHI Health Center Omaha


455 North 10th Street


Omaha, Nebraska

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 6, 2023.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will be held on May 6, 2023.

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.


The Proxy Statement and Annual Report are available at  



If you want to receive a paper copy or an email with links to the electronic materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side of this notice on or before April 24, 2023 to facilitate timely delivery.



Matters intended to be acted upon at the meeting are listed below.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR All Nominees:

1.   Election of Directors

01   Warren E. Buffett


05   Susan A. Buffett


09   Susan L. Decker


13   Ronald L. Olson

02   Charles T. Munger


06   Stephen B. Burke


10   Charlotte Guyman


14   Wallace R. Weitz

03   Gregory E. Abel


07   Kenneth I. Chenault


11   Ajit Jain


15   Meryl B. Witmer

04   Howard G. Buffett


08   Christopher C. Davis


12   Thomas S. Murphy, Jr.


The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote For Item 2.


Non-binding resolution to approve the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers, as described in the 2023 Proxy Statement.

The Board of Directors Recommends You Vote For a “3 Year” Frequency.


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.

The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote Against Item 4.


Shareholder proposal regarding how the Company manages physical and transitional climate-related risks and opportunities.

The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote Against Item 5.


Shareholder proposal regarding how climate-related risks are being governed by the Company.

The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote Against Item 6.


Shareholder proposal regarding how the Company intends to measure, disclose and reduce GHG emissions associated with its underwriting, insuring and investment activities.

The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote Against Item 7.


Shareholder proposal regarding the reporting on the effectiveness of the Corporation’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote Against Item 8.


Shareholder proposal regarding the adoption of a policy requiring that two separate people hold the offices of the Chairman and the CEO.

The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote Against Item 9.


Shareholder proposal requesting that the Company avoid supporting or taking a public policy position on controversial social and political issues.


You may immediately vote your proxy on the Internet at:





Use the Internet to vote your proxy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 11:59 p.m. (CT) on May 5, 2023.



Please have this Notice available. Follow the instructions to vote your proxy.

Your Internet vote authorizes the Named Proxies to vote your shares in the same manner as if you marked, signed and returned your proxy card.

To request paper copies of the proxy materials, which include the proxy card,

proxy statement and annual report, please contact us via:


LOGO   Internet/Mobile – Access the Internet and go to

  . Follow the instructions to log in, and order copies.
LOGO   Telephone – Call us free of charge at 866-870-3684 in the U.S. or Canada, using a touch-tone phone, and follow the instructions to log in and order copies.
LOGO    Email – Send us an email at     with “BRK-A Materials Request” in the subject line.

    The email must include:


The 11-digit control # located in the box in the upper right hand corner on the front of this notice.


Your preference to receive printed materials via mail -or- to receive an email with links to the electronic materials.


If you choose email delivery you must include the email address.


If you would like this election to apply to delivery of material for all future meetings, write the word “Permanent” and include the last 4 digits of your Tax ID number in the email.

Important Information about the Notice of Proxy Materials

This Notice Regarding the Online Availability of Proxy Materials (Notice) is provided to shareholders in place of the printed materials for the upcoming Shareholder Meeting.

Information about the Notice:

In 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a voluntary rule permitting Internet-based delivery of proxy materials. Companies can now send Notices, rather than printed proxy materials to shareholders. This may help lower mailing, printing and storage costs for the company, while minimizing environmental impact. This Notice contains specific information regarding the meeting, proposals and the Internet site where the proxy materials may be found.

To view the proxy materials online:

Please refer to the instructions in this Notice on how to access and view the proxy materials online, including the proxy card, annual report and proxy statement.

To receive paper copies of the proxy materials:

Please refer to the instructions in this Notice on how to request hard copies of proxy materials via phone, email or Internet.


   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?

The URL for the proxy materials is available under the “Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials” section of 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

“To request paper copies of the proxy materials” section of the enclosed Notice.

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

Yes you can. Instructions on how can be found on the “Email” section of the enclosed Notice.

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)








         # of Credentials


City, State  




(Maximum of 4)




Meeting Credentials will NOT be returned via overnight delivery

(Regardless of payment arrangment).