Business Wire to Raise Funds for Abused Children by Selling Limited Edition Posters to Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Attendees

OMAHA, Neb.--()--For the second consecutive year, Business Wire will go beyond showcasing its own services at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, raising funds for a local children’s charity by selling commemorative posters to conference attendees.

A series of limited edition posters under the banner “Legends of the Wired Wired West” featuring photos of Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and Business Wire President and CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz will be available to attendees. The set of three posters will sell for $5.

All proceeds will be donated to CASA For Douglas County, Nebraska (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a charitable organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children within the court system through the use of trained citizen volunteers.

“Business Wire is delighted to participate again at the Berkshire annual meeting and we look forward to meeting and greeting shareholders and helping out with a worthy cause like CASA,” said Tamraz.

Business Wire, which was acquired by Buffett in 2006 after Tamraz read an article about Buffett in the Wall Street Journal and then faxed him a one-page letter that only weeks later resulted in the acquisition. “We’ve never looked back,” she said.

CASA was established in the Omaha area in 1998 upon the urgency of area judges. The idea of CASA first originated in the Seattle area, when a juvenile court judge felt that he was not sufficiently informed on a case involving an abused child. CASA was created under the premise that there must be an advocate for foster children within the court system – someone who will fight and keep the children’s best interests at heart. It is the CASA volunteer that helps judges make good decisions on behalf of the abused and neglected children.

“CASA volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary work. They are a powerful voice in a foster child’s life,” said Nancy Wilson, Executive Director of CASA For Douglas County.

The posters will be available on a first-come basis at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, which takes place Saturday, May 2 at the Qwest Center in Omaha. If supplies permit, individuals may send requests to purchase posters after the show to BHMeeting@businesswire.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is utilized by tens of thousands of member companies and organizations worldwide to functionally enhance and communicate investor relations and public relations content to target audiences. As a recognized disclosure service in the United States, Canada and a dozen European countries, Business Wire facilitates the simultaneous flow of market-moving press releases from corporations to financial markets and their audiences, including regulatory authorities, media, investors, financial information systems and consumer news services. Business Wire also handles XBRL tagging, document formatting and regulatory filing into EDGAR, SEDAR, FSA and other systems.

Communications professionals turn to Business Wire to optimize and issue press releases, photos and multimedia to news organizations, journalists, trade publications, search engines, and individuals, with full-text posting to web sites, online services and databases. A range of distribution options enables members to target by geography, industry, news theme and audience demographics.

Founded in 1961, Business Wire has dual headquarters in San Francisco and New York, with 30 bureaus in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney and reciprocal offices throughout the world. Business Wire's patented NX data platform supports XML, XHTML and XBRL code that enhances news release interactivity, social media sharing and search engine optimization. More information about Business Wire and its services is located on its website at www.BusinessWire.com.

KEYWORDS: Berkshire Hathaway, Business Wire, CASA, Charity, Children's Charity, Collectibles, Fundraiser, Warren Buffett, Posters, Omaha

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Business Wire, Los Angeles
Tom Becktold, +1-310-207-4373
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Thomas.Becktold@BusinessWire.com

Berkshire Hathaway Limited Edition Posters Available at Shareholders Meeting, May 2, in Omaha, Neb. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Business Wire, Los Angeles
Tom Becktold, +1-310-207-4373
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Thomas.Becktold@BusinessWire.com