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Warren Buffett Bars Shareholders From Berkshire’s Meeting Over Virus

  • Yahoo will still stream the annual shareholders meeting
  • ‘I very much regret this action,’ Buffett tells investors
Warren Buffett during the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
Warren Buffett during the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.Photographer: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg
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Warren Buffett won’t allow shareholders to attend Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s annual meeting in May amid growing fears about the spread of the coronavirus.

The meeting, which generally draws thousands to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, will still be held, but attendance will be limited to Buffett, possibly his business partner Charlie Munger and several Berkshire employees who will deliver proxy votes, Berkshire said Friday in a statement. The meeting will be streamed by Yahoo.