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to get extraordinary results."
— Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway Leading Common Stock Holdings
from 2004 to 2012

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Berkshire Hathaway 2012 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $8,715
400,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 14,500
24,123,911 ConocoPhillips 1,219 1,399
22,999,600 DIRECTV 1,057 1,154
68,115,484 International Business Machines Corp 11,6801 3,048
28,415,250 Moody's Corporation 287 1,430
20,060,390 Munich Re 2,990 3,599
20,668,118 Phillips66 660 1,097
3,947,555 POSCO 768 1,295
52,477,678 The Procter & Gamble Company 336 3,563
25,848,838 Sanofi 2,073 2,438
415,510,889 Tesco plc 2,350 2,268
78,060,769 U.S. Bancorp 2,401 2,493
54,823,433 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 2,837 3,741
456,170,061 Wells Fargo & Company 10,906 15,592
Others 7,646 11,330
Total Common Stocks $49,796 $87,662

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2012.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2011 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $7,151
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 13,994
29,100,937 ConocoPhillips 2,027 2,121
63,905,931 International Business Machines Corp 10,8561 1,751
31,416,127 Johnson & Johnson 1,880 2,060
79,034,713 Kraft Foods, Inc. 2,589 2,953
20,060,390 Munich Re 2,990 2,464
3,947,555 POSCO 768 1,301
72,391,036 The Procter & Gamble Company 464 4,829
25,848,838 Sanofi 2,055 1,900
291,577,428 Tesco plc 1,719 1,827
78,060,769 U.S. Bancorp 2,401 2,112
39,037,142 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 1,893 2,333
400,015,828 Wells Fargo & Company 9,086 11,024
Others 6,895 9,171
Total Common Stocks $48,209 $76,991

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2011.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2010 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $6,507
225,000,000 BYD Company, Ltd. 232 1,182
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 13,154
29,109,637 ConocoPhillips 2,028 1,982
45,022,563 Johnson & Johnson 2,749 2,785
97,214,684 Kraft Foods, Inc. 3,207 3,063
19,259,600 Munich Re 2,896 2,924
3,947,554 POSCO 768 1,706
72,391,036 The Procter & Gamble Company 464 4,657
25,848,838 Sanofi-Aventis 2,060 1,656
242,163,773 Tesco plc 1,414 1,608
78,060,769 U.S. Bancorp 2,401 2,105
39,037,142 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 1,893 2,105
358,936,125 Wells Fargo & Company 8,015 11,123
Others 3,020 4,956
Total Common Stocks $33,733 $61,513

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2010.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $6,143
225,000,000 BYD Company, Ltd. 232 1,986
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 11,400
37,711,330 ConocoPhillips 2,741 1,926
28,530,467 Johnson & Johnson 1,724 1,838
130,272,500 Kraft Foods, Inc. 4,330 3,541
3,947,554 POSCO 768 2,092
83,128,411 The Procter & Gamble Company 533 5,040
25,108,967 Sanofi-Aventis 2,027 1,979
234,247,373 Tesco plc 1,367 1,620
76,633,426 U.S. Bancorp 2,371 1,725
39,037,142 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 1,893 2,087
334,235,585 Wells Fargo & Company 7,394 9,021
Others 6,680 8,636
Total Common Stocks $34,646 $59,034

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2009.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2008 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $2,812
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 9,054
84,896,273 ConocoPhillips 7,008 4,398
30,009,591 Johnson & Johnson 1,847 1,795
130,272,500 Kraft Foods, Inc. 4,330 3,498
3,947,554 POSCO 768 1,191
91,941,010 The Procter & Gamble Company 643 5,684
22,111,966 Sanofi-Aventis 1,827 1,404
11,262,000 Swiss Re 733 530
227,307,000 Tesco plc 1,326 1,193
75,145,426 U.S. Bancorp 2,337 1,879
19,944,300 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 942 1,118
1,727,765 The Washington Post Company 11 674
304,392,068 Wells Fargo & Company 6,702 8,973
Others 6,035 4,870
Total Common Stocks $37,135 $49,073

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2008.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2007 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $7,887
35,563,200 Anheuser-Busch, Inc. 1,718 1,861
60,828,818 Burlington Northern Santa Fe 4,731 5,063
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 12,274
17,508,700 ConocoPhillips 1,039 1,546
64,271,948 Johnson & Johnson 3,943 4,287
124,393,800 Kraft Foods, Inc. 4,152 4,059
48,000,000 Moody's Corporation 499 1,714
3,486,006 POSCO 572 2,136
101,472,000 The Procter & Gamble Company 1,030 7,450
17,170,953 Sanofi-Aventis 1,466 1,575
227,307,000 Tesco plc 1,326 2,156
75,176,026 U.S. Bancorp 2,417 2,386
17,072,192 USG Corp. 536 611
19,944,300 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 942 948
1,727,765 The Washington Post Company 11 1,367
303,407,068 Wells Fargo & Company 6,677 9,160
1,724,200 White Mountain Insurance 369 886
Others 5,238 7,633
Total Common Stocks $39,252 $74,999

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2007.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2006 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $9,198
36,417,400 Anheuser-Busch, Inc. 1,761 1,792
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 9,650
17,938,100 ConocoPhillips 1,066 1,291
21,334,900 Johnson & Johnson 1,250 1,409
6,708,760 M&T Bank Corporation 103 820
48,000,000 Moody's Corporation 499 3,315
2,338,961,000 PetroChina "H" Shares (or equivalents) 488 3,313
3,486,006 POSCO 572 1,158
100,000,000 The Procter & Gamble Company 940 6,427
299,707,000 Tescoplc 1,340 1,820
31,033,800 U.S. Bancorp 969 1,123
17,072,192 USG Corp. 536 936
19,944,300 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 942 921
1,727,765 The Washington Post Company 11 1,288
218,169,300 Wells Fargo & Company 3,697 7,758
1,724,200 White Mountain Insurance 369 999
Others 5,866 8,315
Total Common Stocks $22,995 $61,533

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2006.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2005 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,287 $7,802
30,322,137 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. 183 1,243
43,854,200 Anheuser-Busch, Inc. 2,133 1,844
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 8,062
6,708,760 M&T Bank Corporation 103 732
48,000,000 Moody's Corporation 499 2,084
2,338,961,000 PetroChina "H" Shares (or equivalents) 488 1,915
100,000,000 The Procter & Gamble Company 9405, 788
19,944,300 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 944 933
1,727,765 The Washington Post Company 11 1,322
95,092,200 Wells Fargo & Company 2,754 5,975
1,724,200 White Mountain Insurance 369 963
Others 4,937 7,154
Total Common Stocks $15,947 $46,721

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2005.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2004 Common Stock Portfolio

Shares Company Cost Market
151,610,700 American Express Company $1,470 $8,546
200,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 1,299 8,328
96,000,000 The Gillette Company 600 4,299
14,350,600 H&R Block, Inc. 233 703
6,708,760 M&T Bank Corporation 103 723
24,000,000 Moody's Corporation 499 2,084
2,338,961,000 PetroChina "H" Shares (or equivalents) 488 1,249
1,727,765 The Washington Post Company 11 1,698
56,448,380 Wells Fargo & Company 463 3,508
1,724,200 White Mountain Insurance 369 1,114
Others 3,351 5,465
Total Commons Stocks $9,056 $37,717

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2004.

Note: Dollar amounts are in millions.

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