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3555 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68131

United States

Phone: 402-346-1400


cludes policies covering terrorism, natural catastrophe and aviation risks. In addition, NICO acquired the North American property and casualty insurance subsidiaries of Converium Holdings AG in December 2006 which has been in run-off from 2004. Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group is a collection of primary insurance operations that provide various insurance coverages to insureds located primarily in the United States. National Indemnity Company and certain affiliates underwrite motor vehicle and general liability insurance to commercial enterprises on both an admitted and excess and surplus basis. This business is written nationwide primarily through insurance agents and brokers and is based in Omaha, Nebraska. Berkshire owns U.S. Investment Corporation (USIC). USIC, through its three subsidiaries led by U.S. Liability Insurance Company, is a specialty insurer that underwrites commercial, professional and personal lines of insurance on an admitted and excess and surplus basis. Policies are marketed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through wholesale insurance agents. USIC companies underwrite and market approximately 90 distinct specialty property and casualty insurance products. The company owns Medical Protective Corporation (MedPro) which is based in Ft. Wayne Indiana. Through its subsidiary, the Medical Protective Company, MedPro is a premier liability insurer for physicians, dentists and other primary health care providers. MedPro provides primary medical professional liability coverage and risk solutions to physicians, dentists, professional corporations and health care facilities. MedPro offerings include professional liability insurance on both claims-made and occurrence forms, risk management consulting and education, premium finance solutions, insurance support services, and — through affiliates and partners — additional financial products and services for its insureds. MedPro’s insurance policies are distributed through a nationwide network of employee market managers and appointed agents. Other insurance operations include various companies referred to as the Homestate Companies, based in California, Colorado and Nebraska and with branch offices in various other states. Also included is Central States Indemnity Company of Omaha located in Omaha, Nebraska, which provides credit and income protection insurance marketed primarily to credit and debit card holders nationwide. The Kansas Bankers Surety Company is an insurer of primarily crime, fidelity, errors and omissions, officers’ and directors’ liability and related insurance coverages directed toward small and medium-sized banks throughout the Midwest United States. Berkshire acquired Applied Underwriters, Inc. (Applied) in May 2006. Applied, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is a provider of payroll and insurance services to small and medium sized employers. Applied, through its subsidiaries, including two workers’ compensation insurance companies, primarily markets SolutionOne is a product that bundles various related insurance coverages and business services into a package. Utilities and Energy Businesses Berkshire owns an 87.8% voting common stock interest in MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (MidAmerican), an international energy company. MidAmerican’s domestic, regulated energy interests include two regulated utility companies serving approximately 3.1 million retail customers and two natural gas pipeline companies with approximately 17,600 miles of pipeline in operation and design capacity of 6.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Its United Kingdom (U.K.) electricity distribution subsidiaries serve approximately 3.8 million electricity end users. In addition, MidAmerican’s interests include a portfolio of international and domestic independent power projects. MidAmerican perates as a residential real estate brokerage firm in the United States. Regulated Energy Businesses: PacifiCorp, acquired by MidAmerican in March 2006, is a public utility company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, serving regulated retail electric customers in portions of Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Washing


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