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Berkshire Hathaway Inc · 13F-HR · For 12/31/11

Filed On 2/14/12, 4:29pm ET   ·   Accession Number 1193125-12-60928   ·   SEC File 28-04545

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 2/14/12  Berkshire Hathaway Inc            13F-HR     12/31/11    1:12K                                    RR Donnelley/FA

Quarterly Holdings or Combination Report by an Institutional Money Manager   —   Form 13F
Filing Table of Contents

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================================================================================ UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 Form 13F FORM 13F COVER PAGE Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended: December 31, 2011 Check here if Amendment [_]; Amendment Number: ________________________________ This Amendment (Check only one.): [_] is a restatement. [_] adds new holdings entries. Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report: Name: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Address: 1440 Kiewit Plaza Omaha, NE 68131 Form 13F File Number: 28-4545 The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statements, schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form. Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager: Name: Marc D. Hamburg Title: Senior Vice President Phone: 402-346-1400 Signature, Place, and Date of Signing: (s) Marc D. Hamburg Omaha, NE February 14, 2012 _______________________ ________________________ _______________________ [Signature] [City, State] [Date] Report Type (Check only one.): [_] 13F HOLDINGS REPORT. (Check here if all holdings of this reporting manager are reported in this report.) [_] 13F NOTICE. (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report, and all holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).) [X] 13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for this reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by other reporting manager(s).) List of Other Managers Reporting for this Manager: [If there are no entries in this list, omit this section.] Form 13F File Number Name 28-5194 General Re - New England Asset Management, Inc. [Repeat as necessary.] ================================================================================
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Form 13F SUMMARY PAGE Report Summary: Number of Other Included Managers: 18 Form 13F Information Table Entry Total: 101 Form 13F Information Table Value Total: $ 66,151,587 (thousands) List of Other Included Managers: Provide a numbered list of the name(s) and Form 13F file number(s) of all institutional investment managers with respect to which this report is filed, other than the manager filing this report. [If there are no entries in this list, state "NONE" and omit the column headings and list entries.] NO. FORM 13F FILE NUMBER NAME 1. 28-5678 Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Co. of Nebraska 2. 28-10388 BH Columbia Inc. 3. 28- BH Finance LLC 4. 28-719 BCS Holdings, LLC 5. 28-554 Buffett, Warren E. 6. 28-1517 Columbia Insurance Co. 7. 28-2226 Cornhusker Casualty Co. 8. 28-06102 Cypress Insurance Company 9. 28-11217 Fechheimer Brothers Company 10. 28-852 GEICO Corp. 11. 28-101 Government Employees Ins. Corp. 12. 28- Medical Protective Corp. 13. 28-1066 National Fire & Marine 14. 28-718 National Indemnity Co. 15. 28-5006 National Liability & Fire Ins. Co. 16. 28-11222 Nebraska Furniture Mart 17. 28-717 OBH LLC 18. 28- U.S. Investment Corp. [Repeat as necessary.]
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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. Form 13F Information Table December 31, 2011 [Enlarge/Download Table] Column 6 Investment Discretion -------------------- Column 8 Column 4 Column 5 Voting Authority Column 2 Column 3 Market Shares or (b) (c) Column 7 ----------------------- Column 1 Title of CUSIP Value Principal (a) Shared- Shared- Other (a) (b) (c) Name of Issuer Class Number (In Thousands) Amount $ Sole Defined Other Managers Sole Shared None -------------- -------- ----------- -------------- ----------- ---- ------- ------- ----------------- ----------- ------ ---- American Express Co........... Com 025816 10 9 812,522 17,225,400 X 5, 2, 6, 17 17,225,400 377,107 7,994,634 X 5, 13, 17 7,994,634 5,672,470 120,255,879 X 5, 14, 17 120,255,879 91,656 1,943,100 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 1,943,100 66,024 1,399,713 X 5, 16, 17 1,399,713 39,615 839,832 X 5, 9, 17 839,832 92,082 1,952,142 X 5, 17 1,952,142 Bank of New York Mellon Corp......... Com 064058 10 0 35,717 1,793,915 X 5, 1, 14, 17 1,793,915 CVS Caremark Corp......... Com 126650 10 0 289,803 7,106,500 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 7,106,500 Coca Cola......... Com 191216 10 0 27,988 400,000 X 5, 17 400,000 124,267 1,776,000 X 5, 15, 17 1,776,000 504,176 7,205,600 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 7,205,600 2,808,708 40,141,600 X 5, 2, 6, 17 40,141,600 9,791,994 139,945,600 X 5, 14, 17 139,945,600 639,470 9,139,200 X 5, 13, 17 9,139,200 33,586 480,000 X 5, 16, 17 480,000 63,813 912,000 X 5, 8, 17 912,000 Comdisco Holding Co........... Com 200334 10 0 7,187 1,218,199 X 5, 14, 17 1,218,199 1,787 302,963 X 5, 3, 14, 17 302,963 101 17,215 X 5, 13, 17 17,215 Conoco- Phillips..... Com 20825C 10 4 1,538,259 21,109,637 X 5, 14, 17 21,109,637 145,689 1,999,300 X 5, 13, 17 1,999,300 436,637 5,992,000 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 5,992,000 Costco Wholesale Corp......... Com 22160K 10 5 361,056 4,333,363 X 5, 14, 17 4,333,363 Da Vita Inc.......... Com 23918K 10 8 203,512 2,684,500 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 2,684,500 Directv........ CLA 25490A 10 1 870,098 20,348,400 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 20,348,400 Dollar General Corp......... Com 256677 10 5 185,017 4,497,247 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 4,497,247 Gannett Inc.......... Com 364730 10 1 23,267 1,740,231 X 5, 14, 17 1,740,231 General Dynamics Corp......... Com 369550 10 8 257,480 3,877,122 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 3,877,122 General Electric Co........... Com 369604 10 3 139,302 7,777,900 X 5 7,777,900 GlaxoSmith- Kline........ ADR 37733W 10 5 68,924 1,510,500 X 5, 14, 17 1,510,500 Ingersoll-Rd Company LTD.......... CLA G4776G 10 1 19,379 636,600 X 5 636,000 ---------- 25,728,693 ----------
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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. Form 13F Information Table December 31, 2011 [Enlarge/Download Table] Column 6 Investment Discretion -------------------- Column 8 Column 4 Column 5 Voting Authority Column 2 Column 3 Market Shares or (b) (c) Column 7 ---------------------- Column 1 Title of CUSIP Value Principal (a) Shared- Shared- Other (a) (b) (c) Name of Issuer Class Number (In Thousands) Amount $ Sole Defined Other Managers Sole Shared None -------------- -------- ----------- -------------- ---------- ---- ------- ------- ----------------- ---------- ------ ---- Intel Corp........ Com 458140 10 0 278,754 11,495,000 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 11,495,000 Inter- national Business Machines.... Com 459200 10 1 11,751,023 63,905,931 X 5, 14, 17 63,905,931 Johnson & Johnson..... Com 478160 10 4 283,470 4,322,500 X 5 4,322,500 129,497 1,974,648 X 5, 1, 14, 17 1,974,648 90,814 1,384,781 X 5, 14, 17 1,384,781 913,978 13,936,841 X 5, 2, 6, 17 13,936,841 139,817 2,132,000 X 5, 2, 6, 12, 17 2,132,000 37,708 575,000 X 5, 18 575,000 307,725 4,692,357 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 4,692,357 Kraft Foods Inc......... Com 50075N 10 4 1,872,258 50,113,984 X 5, 14, 17 50,113,984 697,172 18,660,929 X 5, 2, 6, 17 18,660,929 373,600 10,000,000 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 10,000,000 9,706 259,800 X 5, 2, 6, 12, 17 259,800 298,880 8,000,000 X 5 8,000,000 Liberty Media Lib Cap Corp........ Com A 530322 10 6 132,794 1,701,400 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 1,701,400 M & T Bank Corp- oration..... Com 55261F 10 4 356,603 4,671,245 X 5, 14, 17 4,671,245 41,682 546,000 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 546,000 12,580 164,795 X 5, 13, 17 164,795 Mastercard Inc......... Com 57636Q 10 4 150,992 405,000 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 405,000 Moody's....... Com 615369 10 5 427,596 12,695,850 X 5, 14, 17 12,695,850 529,429 15,719,400 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 15,719,400 Procter & Gamble Co.......... Com 742718 10 9 2,487,685 37,291,036 X 5, 14, 17 37,291,036 1,352,879 20,280,000 X 5, 2, 6, 17 20,280,000 416,270 6,240,000 X 5, 13, 17 6,240,000 416,270 6,240,000 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 6,240,000 52,034 780,000 X 5, 15, 17 780,000 104,068 1,560,000 X 5, 8, 17 1,560,000 291,856 4,375,000 X 5 4,375,000 Sanofi Aventis..... ADR 80105N 10 5 17,850 488,500 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 488,500 105,825 2,896,133 X 5, 14, 17 2,896,133 6,186 169,300 X 5, 13, 17 169,300 18,626 509,742 X 5, 2, 6, 12, 17 509,742 ---------- 24,105,627 ----------
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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. Form 13F Information Table December 31, 2011 [Enlarge/Download Table] Column 6 Investment Discretion Column 4 -------------------- Column 8 Market Column 5 Voting Authority Column 2 Column 3 Value Shares or (b) (c) Column 7 -------------------------- Column 1 Title of CUSIP (In Principal (a) Shared- Shared- Other (a) (b) (c) Name of Issuer Class Number Thousands) Amount $ Sole Defined Other Managers Sole Shared None -------------- -------- ----------- ----------- ----------- ---- ------- ------- ----------------- ----------- ------ ------- Torchmark Corp......... Com 891027 10 4 5,047 116,326 X 5, 1, 14, 17 116,326 29,270 674,592 X 5, 2, 6, 17 674,592 107,839 2,485,350 X 5, 14, 17 2,485,350 41,635 959,550 X 5, 13, 17 959,550 US Bancorp..... Com 902973 30 4 630,462 23,307,300 X 5, 2, 6, 17 23,307,300 561,797 20,768,826 X 5, 14, 17 20,768,826 226,273 8,365,000 X 5 8,365,000 58,807 2,174,000 X 5, 2, 6, 12, 17 2,174,000 47,202 1,745,000 X 5, 18 1,745,000 342,975 12,679,300 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 12,679,300 USG Corp- oration...... Com 903293 40 5 173,453 17,072,192 X 5, 14, 17 17,072,192 United Parcel Service Inc.......... Com 911312 10 6 104,603 1,429,200 X 5 1,429,200 Verisk Analytics.... CLA 92345Y 10 6 138,249 3,445,029 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 3,445,029 Visa Inc....... CLA 92826C 83 9 290,884 2,865,008 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 2,865,008 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.......... Com 931142 10 3 2,025,335 33,891,142 X 5, 14, 17 33,891,142 250,992 4,200,000 X 5, 3, 14, 17 4,200,000 56,533 946,000 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 946,000 Washington Post Co...... CLB 939640 10 8 336,983 894,304 X 5, 14, 17 894,304 55,885 148,311 X 5, 1, 7, 14, 17 148,311 244,235 648,165 X 5, 13, 17 648,165 13,936 36,985 X 5, 15, 17 36,985 Wells Fargo & Co. Del...... Com 949746 10 1 1,817,954 65,963,496 X 5, 2, 6, 17 65,963,496 38,584 1,400,000 X 5, 4, 17 1,400,000 1,283,215 46,560,770 X 5, 13, 17 46,560,770 76,837 2,788,000 X 5, 15, 17 2,788,000 27,560 1,000,000 X 5, 17 1,000,000 5,177,300 187,855,585 X 5, 14, 17 187,855,585 44,364 1,609,720 X 5, 16, 17 1,609,720 46,852 1,700,000 X 5, 9, 17 1,700,000 22,599 820,000 X 5, 8, 17 820,000 916,183 33,243,200 X 5, 10, 11, 14, 17 33,243,200 440,960 16,000,000 X 5, 1, 7, 14, 17 16,000,000 220,480 8,000,000 X 5 8,000,000 74,412 2,700,000 X 5, 2, 6, 12, 17 2,700,000 55,120 2,000,000 X 5, 18 2,000,000 144,690 5,250,000 X 5, 1, 14, 17 5,250,000 187,762 6,812,857 X 5, 3, 14, 17 6,812,857 ----------- 16,317,267 ----------- GRAND TOTAL........ $66,151,587 ===========

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