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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED) May 1, 2021

 

 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)

 

 

 

DELAWARE   001-14905   47-0813844

(STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION

OF INCORPORATION)

 

(COMMISSION

FILE NUMBER)

 

(I.R.S. EMPLOYER

IDENTIFICATION NO.)

3555 Farnam Street  
Omaha, Nebraska   68131
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)   (ZIP CODE)

(402) 346-1400

REGISTRANT’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbols

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock   BRK.A   New York Stock Exchange
Class B Common Stock   BRK.B   New York Stock Exchange
0.750% Senior Notes due 2023   BRK23   New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Senior Notes due 2027   BRK27   New York Stock Exchange
1.625% Senior Notes due 2035   BRK35   New York Stock Exchange
1.300% Senior Notes due 2024   BRK24   New York Stock Exchange
2.150% Senior Notes due 2028   BRK28   New York Stock Exchange
0.625% Senior Notes due 2023   BRK23A   New York Stock Exchange
0.000% Senior Notes due 2025   BRK25   New York Stock Exchange
2.375% Senior Notes due 2039   BRK39   New York Stock Exchange
0.500% Senior Notes due 2041   BRK41   New York Stock Exchange
2.625% Senior Notes due 2059   BRK59   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


ITEM 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 1, 2021, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. issued a press release announcing the Company’s earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of this press release is furnished with this report as an exhibit to this Form 8-K.

 

ITEM 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On May 1, 2021, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. held an annual meeting of its shareholders. The agenda items for the meeting along with the vote of the Company’s Class A and Class B common shareholders voting together as a single class with respect to each of the agenda items are shown below. There were three items acted on at that meeting as follows: 1) Election of Directors; 2) A shareholder proposal requesting annual reporting addressing the management of climate-related risks and opportunities; and 3) A shareholder proposal requesting annual reporting of diversity and inclusion efforts. Following are the votes cast for and against each director.

 

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors

             
     For      Against  

Warren E. Buffett

     535,758        12,061  

Charles T. Munger

     535,071        12,748  

Gregory E. Abel

     536,228        11,591  

Howard G. Buffett

     535,573        12,246  

Stephen B. Burke

     544,006        3,813  

Kenneth I. Chenault

     545,885        1,934  

Susan L. Decker

     508,560        39,259  

David S. Gottesman

     505,249        42,571  

Charlotte Guyman

     534,733        13,086  

Ajit Jain

     537,621        10,198  

Thomas S. Murphy

     520,625        27,194  

Ronald L. Olson

     535,179        12,640  

Walter Scott, Jr.

     493,804        54,015  

Meryl B. Witmer

     512,297        35,522  

The results of the other matters acted upon at the meeting were as follows.

 

    

For

  

Against

  

Abstain

Proposal 2 – Shareholder proposal

   153,380    388,695    5,744

 

    

For

  

Against

  

Abstain

Proposal 3 – Shareholder proposal

   146,842    395,017    5,960

 

ITEM 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

Exhibit 99.1    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Earnings Release Dated May 1, 2021.
Exhibit 104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

May 5, 2021       BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.
     

/s/ Marc D. Hamburg

      By: Marc D. Hamburg
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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