For the last several years, it has been Berkshire's policy and its preference to post its Annual Report on the Internet on the first or second Saturday of March. While Berkshire would prefer to continue this policy in the future, because of a change in SEC reporting deadlines, Berkshire will not be able to continue this policy in future years.
The Annual Report is scheduled to be mailed to registered shareholders on or about March 17, 2006. Annual Reports are also scheduled to be shipped on or about that date to mailing agents of the numerous banks, brokers, etc. who hold shares as nominees for beneficial-but-not-of-record owners. However, Berkshire has no control over when such reports are subsequently mailed by the mailing agents to beneficial shareholders.
Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in a number of diverse business activities among which the most important is the property and casualty insurance business conducted on both a direct and reinsurance basis. Common stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.