Buffet’s Berkshire buying railroad for $34B

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway says it has agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe in a deal valuing the railroad
at $34 billion.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. already owns a stake of about 22 percent in Burlington Northern, and says
it will pay $100 a share for the rest of the company. That is a 32- percent premium over Burlington’s closing price on Monday.

The deal announced Tuesday has been approved by the boards of both companies.

It would be the biggest acquisition
ever for Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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