Berkshire Hathaway Inc. News Release

  Berkshire Hathaway Inc. News Release

Business Wire

OMAHA, Neb. -- December 12, 2012

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) has purchased 9,200 of its Class A
shares at $131,000 per share from the estate of a long-time shareholder. The
Board of Directors authorized this purchase coincident with raising the price
limit for repurchases to 120% of book value. Berkshire may purchase additional
shares in the market or through direct offerings at no more than 120% of book
value.

About Berkshire

Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities
including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and
energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and
services. Common stock of the company is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange, trading symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.

Cautionary Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release are “forward looking”
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These statements are not guaranties of future performance and actual
results may differ materially from those forecasted.

Contact:

Berkshire Hathaway
Marc D. Hamburg, 402-346-1400