Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Precision Castparts for USD235 per share

The boards of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) and Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE: PCP) said they have unanimously approved a definitive agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to acquire, for USD235 per share in cash, all outstanding PCC shares.

The transaction is valued at approximately USD37.2 billion, including outstanding PCC net debt.

The transaction requires approval by a majority of PCC´s outstanding shares. Closing is expected to occur during the first quarter of calendar 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and competition clearance in certain foreign jurisdictions.

PCC will continue to do business around the world under the Precision Castparts name and maintain its headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services.

Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets.