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)
07/26/2018
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. [ AXTA ]
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 24,264,000 I See Footnotes(1)(2)(3)
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. 20,940,000 of the total reported securities are owned by the following subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ("Berkshire"): National Indemnity Company (393,043), Government Employees Insurance Company (20,000,000) and GEICO Advantage Insurance Company (546,957). In order to avoid double counting, shares of Common Stock reported as being owned by each of these subsidiaries only reflect shares that are owned directly by such subsidiary, and do not reflect any shares that such subsidiary may be deemed to beneficially own by virtue of ownership or control of any other subsidiary otherwise reported in this Form 3. As Berkshire is in the chain of ownership of each subsidiary listed above, it may be deemed presently to both beneficially own and have a pecuniary interest in all shares of Common Stock presently directly owned by such subsidiaries.
2. Continued from footnote 1: 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 of these subsidiaries. Mr. Buffett disclaims beneficial ownership of the reported securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
3. 3,324,000 of the total reported securities are owned directly by the following pension plans of Berkshire and Berkshire's subsidiaries: Berkshire Hathaway Consolidated Pension Plan (700,000), Acme Brick Company Pension Trust (57,000), BNSF Master Retirement Trust (373,000), Buffalo News Drivers/Distributors Pension Plan (10,000), Buffalo News Editorial Pension Plan (165,000), Buffalo News Mechanical Pension Plan (19,000) and Lubrizol Corporation Master Trust Pension (2,000,000). Each of Berkshire, Mr. Buffett and these pension plans disclaim beneficial ownership in such shares.
Remarks:
The beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock reported herein exceeds 10% as a result of the issuer's repurchases of its own securities, based on the issuer's most recently announced number of shares of Common Stock outstanding.
/s/ Warren E. Buffett, on behalf of himself and each other reporting person hereunder 08/06/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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