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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Annual Selections 2012

Annual Meeting Savings Save 20% on most items during the Berkshire Annual Meeting, Saturday, May 5. Please shop early as quantities are limited, sorry no rain checks. Shipping Service at Annual Meeting Ship your purchases during the Annual Meeting at the Pack and Ship Center, located adjacent to the Show Office and across from Sees Candies. The Bookworm 20% Discount for Shareholders Berkshire shareholders with credentials will receive a 20% discount on purchases at The Bookworm, Friday, May 4 - Monday, May 7. Not all items or one day only pricing featured at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting will be available at The Bookworm. Exclusions apply. Meet the Authors at The Bookworm, Sunday, May 6 Many authors of featured selections will be in attendance at The Bookworm. There is no set time or list, just come by and enjoy during Sunday hours, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Bookworm Location & Hours Countryside Village, 87th & Pacific Streets, minutes between Borsheims and NFM. Directions and information, 402-392-2877. Store hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

> ABOuT WArrEN BuFFETT < Buffetts Bites: The Essential Investors Guide to Warren Buffetts Shareholder Letters by Laura rittenhouse ($19.95 list price, $16 shareholder price, McGrawHill, 2010). rittenhouse, a leading authority on evaluating CEO performance, extracts the best, most useful and enlightening nuggets from Buffetts famous letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, and combines them with practical take-aways that readers can immediately apply to improve their own portfolios. Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, 2nd Edition by roger Lowenstein ($19 list price, $15.20 shareholder price, random House, 2008). Lowenstein reveals how the famously sensible investment strategy of buying stocks that are undervalued and hanging on until their worth invariably surfaces is a reflection of the values by which Warren Buffett has always lived. Lowenstein explores his human qualities-patience, loyalty, integrity, conviction-and shows how these were always as important as his nimble mind. The Essays of Warren Buffett, Lessons for Corporate America, 2nd Edition, collected by Lawrence Cunningham ($32.50 list price, $26 shareholder price, 2008). Gems of wisdom harvested from the annual reports Warren Buffett writes for Berkshire Hathaway. <New Edition> Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett, 2012 Odyssey Edition by Andrew Kilpatrick ($60 list price, $48 shareholder price, 2012). Completely updated with Buffetts latest moves and countermoves, this best-selling biography returns with new insights into the tactics and strategies of the Oracle of Omaha. Kilpatrick traces Buffett from childhood to his recent investments and acquisitions, and provides a unique, in-depth look into Buffetts life and mind. This is the Buffett Bible - the definitive story. The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People by James OLoughlin ($19.95 list price, $16 shareholder price, Nicholas Brealey, 2004). Book buyers and Buffett admirers alike have praised The Real Warren Buffett for its compelling insights

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into how one of the richest men in America achieved his astounding success. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder ($20 list price, $16 shareholder price, Bantam, 2009). Warren Buffett allowed Schroeder unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him, his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writers questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time. Warren Buffett: An Illustrated Biography of the Worlds Most Successful Investor by Ayano Morio ($18.95 list price, $15.20 shareholder price, Wiley, 2004). Tracing his story from paperboy in Omaha to one of the worlds wealthiest men, this cartoon-strip biography entertainingly depicts events in the life of Buffett and how they contributed to his unique investment philosophy. Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Investor, 2nd Edition, by Janet Lowe, with Warren Buffett ($19.95 list price, $16 shareholder price, Wiley, 2007). readers will laugh and learn from the down-to-earth billionaires business smarts and unique sense of humor. A tribute to Buffetts all-American personality and extraordinary business success, this witty and wise ensemble covers everything from friends and family to business and investing. > ABOuT CHArLIE MuNGEr < Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger by Janet Lowe, forward by Warren Buffett ($24.95 list price, $20 shareholder price, Wiley, 2003). Investors worldwide have struggled to learn more about Warren Buffetts cerebral sidekick. Janet Lowes unprecedented access to Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett has resulted in a first-class book that investors, academics, and CEOs will find entertaining and highly useful.

Poor Charlies Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Third Edition, edited by Peter Kaufman ($49 list price, $39.20 shareholder price, 2008). The wit and wisdom of Charlie Munger is available in a single volume: all his talks, lectures and public commentary. And, it has been written and compiled with both Charlie Munger and Warren Buffetts encouragement and cooperation. Enjoy the unique humor, wit and insight that Charlie Munger brings to the world of business, investing and life itself. > ON INVESTING < <New> A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers from Warren E. Buffett by Peter Bevelin ($12.50 list price, $10 shareholder price, 2012). Bevelin begins with Warren Buffetts wisdom, I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor. This book discusses how managers and investors can increase their chance of success and reduce the chance of harm if managers think more like investors and investors more like businessmen. A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers tells in a short, easy-to-read way what managers and investors can learn from Buffett. This is a selection of useful and timeless wisdom where Warren Buffett tells us how to think about business valuation, what is a good and bad business, acquisitions and their traps, yardsticks, compensation issues, how to reduce risk, corporate governance, the importance of trust and the right culture, learning from mistakes, and more. The Great Crash: 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith ($14.95 list price, $12 shareholder price, Mariner, 2009). This classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse provides insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community. Galbraith distills a good deal of fun from the whopping errors of the nations oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community. The Intelligent Investor - The Classic Text on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham ($29.99 list price, $24 shareholder price, HarperCollins, 2005 reissue of 1949 edition). This reissue of the 1949 classic bestseller offers the investing principles as Benjamin Graham

originally laid them out. Time and market developments have proven the wisdom of Grahams basic strategies, and this is the most important book you will ever read on making the right investment decisions. The Intelligent Investor (Revised Edition) by Benjamin Graham, revised by Jason Zweig ($22.99 list price, $18.40 shareholder price, HarperCollins, 2003). While preserving the integrity of the original text, this edition includes commentary by Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of todays market, draws parallels between Grahams examples and todays headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Grahams principles. The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks ($29.95 list price, $24 shareholder price, Columbia university Press, 2011). Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, Marks helps readers understand the keys to investment success and how to avoid the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Part memoir, part creed, the book shows the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Marks insight applies brilliantly to todays markets, supplying many broad takeaways for both the amateur and seasoned investor. Security Analysis, Sixth Edition, by Benjamin Graham & David Dodd, Foreword by Warren Buffett ($75 list price, $60 shareholder price, McGraw-Hill, 2008). The teachings of Graham, the father of value investing, have withstood the test of time across a wide diversity of market conditions, countries, and asset classes. This sixth edition is enhanced with 200 additional pages of commentary from some of todays leading money managers. These masters of value investing explain why the principles and techniques of Graham and Dodd are still highly relevant even in todays vastly different markets. The accompanying CD-rOM contains the 1940 classic edition text.

Where Are the Customers Yachts? Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street by Fred Schwed, Jr. ($19.95 list price, $16 shareholder price, Wiley, 2005). Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. The title refers to a story about a visitor to New York who admired the yachts of the bankers and brokers. Of course, none of the customers could afford yachts, even though they dutifully followed the advice of their bankers and brokers. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke, this book continues to open the eyes of investors to the reality of Wall Street. > GENErAL INTErEST < <New> At War * At Home: World War II Stories of Sacrifice and Commitment (Omaha World-Herald, $29.95 list price, $24 shareholder price, 2011). The World-Herald marked the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a special book honoring the Nebraskans and Iowans who helped the nation win a war. The newspapers stunning words and photographs capture the sacrifice and commitment of a special generation. <New> Big Red Rivals: Farewell to a Conference (Omaha World-Herald, $29.95 list price, $24 shareholder price, 2010). Coverage is provided of every Nebraska conference game from the beginning of the Big Eight in 1960 - 50 years of football, with the history of Nebraska football going back to the 1890s and the beginning of the Huskers play in the Missouri Valley beginning in 1907. Big Red Rivals features stories from the World-Heralds award-winning writers and photos capture the great plays, the hits, the emotion and the pageantry of college football. Foods You Will Enjoy: The Story of Buffett`s Store by Bill Buffett ($24.50 list price, $19.60 shareholder price, 2008). Buffetts Grocery was founded in Omaha in 1869. When it closed in 1969, Buffetts was the oldest independent grocery store in the state of Nebraska. Back then, individuals owned businesses, and they were usually on the premises to greet and to wait on customers. Buffetts served generations of customers for one

hundred years. Over those years, whenever a customer walked in, someone was always there to say, May I help you? This book is about that store, where both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger got their business start. Giving It All Away: The Doris Buffett Story by Michael Zitz ($28 list price, $22.40 shareholder price, Permanent Press, 2010). When she was a toddler in Omaha, her parents called her Mary Sunshine. Warren Buffetts big sister Doris has never lost that quality, despite personal problems that would have soured others on the world. Instead, her own problems have caused empathy for others to deepen over the years. She has donated $100 million of her own money, mostly to individuals in trouble through no fault of their own. Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment by Peter Buffett ($14 list price, $11.20 shareholder price, Three rivers, 2010). Buffett expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way. Instructive and intuitive, Life is about living your life to the fullest. Life Lessons in Business: Wisdom from Warren E. Buffett & L.A. Davy Davidson by Gwyn Davidson Larsen ($9.95 list price, $8 shareholder price, 2007). Davy Davidson, president of GEICO, spent nearly five hours on a Saturday, when he had gone into the office to get some extra work done, talking with a then 20-year-old man about the insurance business. That man was Warren Buffett. The friendship and mentoring between them never stopped after that very first meeting. <New> MiTek: A Global Success Story, 1981-2011 by Jim Healey ($74.95 list price, $60 shareholder price, 2012). This is the story of how a small, Midwestern firm - on the verge of financial collapse - was able to reinvent itself in less than a decade and become the dominant supplier in the industry. Despite this success, the new management team has, since the early 1990s, taken the company to even greater heights while establishing itself as not just the global market leader, but also the market maker worldwide. In 2001, Gene

Toombs, MiTeks Chairman and architect of the highly successful market strategy, reached out to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, sending him the symbol of MiTeks success - a connector plate! Within a few months Buffett brought MiTek into the Berkshire family. Over the past decade, MiTeks performance in a challenging economic period has more than justified this partnership. <New> Rosenblatt Stadium: Omahas Diamond on the Hill (Omaha WorldHerald, $24.95 list price, $20 shareholder price, 2010). A keepsake for all who love rosenblatt Stadium history... tradition... memories - its all in this beautiful commemorative book about rosenblatt Stadium. More than 300 pages of stories and photos make this a wonderful keepsake for College World Series & royals fans. Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin ($28 list price, $22.40 shareholder price, 2007). Seeking Wisdom is the result of Bevelins study about attaining wisdom. Bevelin cites an encyclopedic range of thinkers and describes ideas and research findings from many different fields. This book is for those who love the constant search for knowledge. using exemplars of clear thinking and attained wisdom, Bevelin focuses on how our thoughts are influenced, why we make misjudgments and tools to improve our thinking. <New> Shatel: Toms Take On 20 Unforgettable Years of Sports, by Tom Shatel with foreword by Tom Osborne (Omaha World-Herald, $24.95 list price, $20 shareholder price, 2011). The World-Herald sports columnist was there to witness events since 1991: three national championships for Husker football; an era of dominance for Nebraska volleyball that included three national titles; an unprecedented period of success for Creighton basketball; the birth of uNO hockey, and the Mavs transition to Division I athletics; the magic of the College World Series; the impact of a new downtown arena, with Omaha hosting national events such as the 2008 Olympic Swim Trials and the NCAA mens basketball tournament.

Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime by Bill Gates, Sr. ($13.99 list price, $11.20 shareholder price, Crown, 2009). Gates shares the values and principles hes learned over a lifetime of showing up-lessons that he has instilled in his children, and continues to practice on the world stage today as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Showing Up for Life translates one mans experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring roadmap for readers everywhere. <New Edition> The Ten Commandments for Business Failure by Donald r. Keough ($15 list price, $12 shareholder price, Portfolio, 2011). Keough, former top executive at CocaCola, has witnessed plenty of failures and has also been friends with some of the most successful people in business history, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, rupert Murdoch, and Peter Drucker. He writes, after a lifetime in business I have never been able to develop a step-bystep formula that will guarantee success. What I could do was talk about how to lose. <New> The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: Lessons from Warren Buffetts Female CEOs and Directors by Karen Linder (Wiley, $24.95 list price, S20 shareholder price, 2012) An influx of female leadership over the past few years has invigorated Berkshire Hathaway with energy and unique female insight. Profiling these remarkable women, the book provides motivational and management information for a wide range of readers. Linder looks closely at the female board members of Berkshire Hathaway and the female managers who run Berkshire Hathaway companies, following the paths that brought these women to their current positions, and exploring their working relationship with their employees and Warren Buffett, and how they balance work and their private lives The only book focusing on eight of the most powerful women at Berkshire Hathaway, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway is an inspirational read about the triumph of a group of remarkable women within a company once dominated by men.

> VIDEOS < Buffett & Gates Go Back to School (DVD, $24.99 list price, $20 shareholder price, 2006). Find out what two of the worlds wealthiest men have to say about business and life as they answer questions from university of Nebraska students. Candor, humor and insightful commentary abound as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates talk about what they really think about love and money. Buffett & Gates on Success (DVD, $19.95 list price, $16 shareholder price, 1998). Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and CEO, treated business students at the university of Washington to a rare public dialogue. The funny, philosophical and personal conversation between these two business leaders and unlikely friends focused on the things most important to them. Buffett and Gates share an extraordinary appreciation of the qualities that matter most, in work and in life. DVD Extras: The Complete Story (DVD, $14.95 list price, $12 shareholder price, 2005). This DVD goes behind the scenes with Charlie roses interviews with Warren Buffett, including material not included in Warren Buffett In His Own Words: Conversations with Charlie Rose. How Did We Get There? Reflections on the Market Meltdown with Charles T. Munger and James H. Gipson (DVD, $50 list price, $40 shareholder price, 2010). Spend time with Charlie Munger and Jim Gipson as they reflect on the market meltdown of 2008 and discuss the massive cognitive failure of so many bright people as the cause. Munger is Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and former Chairman of the Board, President and former Chief Executive Officer of Wesco Financial Corp. Gipson is founder and lead manager of the Clipper Fund and Principal at Pacific Financial research, Inc. Susan Buffett In Her Own Words: A Conversation with Charlie Rose (DVD, $14.95 list price, $12 shareholder price, 2005). Three months before her untimely death, Susan Buffett spoke to Charlie rose in her only television interview.

Vintage Buffett (DVD, $24.95 list price, $20 shareholder price, 2003). To show his appreciation to the students who introduced him to Clayton Homes, Warren Buffett attended the university of Tennessees MBA Symposium in 2003. His common sense and straightforward approach to investing is evident in this video. Watch and learn as he answers students questions and shares his investment philosophy and wealth of experience. Warren Buffett In His Own Words: Conversations with Charlie Rose (DVD, $29.95 list price, $24 shareholder price, 2005). Americas premier interviewer engages Warren Buffett, the worlds greatest investor, in the most extensive set of interviews he has ever granted. In this far-reaching conversation, Buffett discusses his life, his friendships, his view of the world and Americas role in it and, of course, his celebrated investment strategies. Warren Buffett: Money Master by Jeff Hull (DVD, $29.95 list price, $24 shareholder price, 2009). This documentary provides a behind the scenes look at this superstar investor, with commentary from Warren Buffett, and those who know him best: his friends, family and colleagues. Woodstock for Capitalists by Ian Darling (DVD, $24.95 list price, $20 shareholder price, 2002). This video leads viewers through the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting weekend. The shareholders are a global tribe, brought together by a shared set of values and a strong sense of family. Ordinary men and women come to see Warren Buffett, the man who has changed their lives so drastically.

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life. - Warren Buffett