Fitch Withdraws Ratings on Lubrizol's Senior Notes

  Fitch Withdraws Ratings on Lubrizol's Senior Notes

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- March 11, 2013

Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the ratings on Lubrizol Corporation's (Lubrizol)
senior unsecured notes.

Berkshire Hathaway issued a guarantee for all of Lubrizol's existing debt
securities following its acquisition in September 2011. Fitch has withdrawn
the ratings because it is no longer considered relevant to the agency's
coverage.

Fitch has withdrawn the following ratings:

Lubrizol Corporation

--7.25% senior notes due June 15, 2025 'A+';

--6.50% senior notes due Oct. 1, 2034 'A+';

--5.50% senior notes due Oct. 1, 2014 'A+';

--8.875% senior notes due Feb. 1, 2019 'A+'.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. The ratings
above were unsolicited and have been provided by Fitch as a service to
investors.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Insurance Rating Methodology' (Jan. 11, 2013).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research

Insurance Rating Methodology - Amended

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=698731

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