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biaggio

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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 05:57:36 PM »
has anyone received annual report/proxy statement with postcard in order to order meeting credentials

is there another way a shareholder could order meeting credentials?


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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012, 11:55:19 PM »
You can buy the pass on ebay and last year Berkshire were selling unlimited passes to defeat any profiteering.

I went two years ago and I recommend a car rental as coming from Australia, this was my one and only time. Admitally i booked like 5 months ahead and the car rental was only $110 for three days. The car is good for checking out Council Bluffs, Iowa across the river if you are a railroad fan as the Union Pacific Railroad museum is here. The car is also good for going to the airport to check out Netjets as the private aviation terminal is on the other side of the passanger airport.

Other stuff to check out is (a) the Bob Kerrey footbridge between Iowa and Nebraska, (b) Buffett's house which he has lived for over 50 years, (c) Buffett biographer - Author reception at Mammel Hall, University of Nebraska - Omaha (moved from Dairy Queen) (d) Boystown

Hope you have fun at the AGM - definitely one of my things crossed off my bucket list!

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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 09:22:25 PM »
This might be a silly question. I still did not receive the proxy and the post card. Is there a way to get it now or is it too late? Did the broker send the proxy?


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biaggio

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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 05:39:56 AM »
This might be a silly question. I still did not receive the proxy and the post card. Is there a way to get it now or is it too late? Did the broker send the proxy?


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Ravi, I received postcard + proxy about 2 weeks ago, sent in card, but have not received pass. Hope passes available at investor kiosk, as I have already purchased plane, hotel, etc.

BRK should really think of a better way to get meeting passes to their shareholders. Maybe they should just attach it to proxy if they don t want to use high tech method ala airline ticket

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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 07:13:42 AM »

Ravi, I received postcard + proxy about 2 weeks ago, sent in card, but have not received pass. Hope passes available at investor kiosk, as I have already purchased plane, hotel, etc.

BRK should really think of a better way to get meeting passes to their shareholders. Maybe they should just attach it to proxy if they don t want to use high tech method ala airline ticket

Absolutely. I also never recieved the proxy , not this year or last year. BRK needs to offer a digital option for those who opt for digital proxies. They need to at least dip a toe in the 21st century. Luckily, plenty of the people going to the meeting order extra passes.

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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 01:29:05 PM »
In the past, shareholders could obtain credentials the Friday before the meeting at the Quest Center by presenting proof of ownership (a broker statement did the trick).


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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2012, 05:55:31 AM »
A few questions about Saturday:

1) When is the best time to line up at the arena if I want decent seats?

2) When is the best time to shop around at the booths if I don't want to miss any of the Q&A?

3) When is the best time to visit NetJets, and how much time would it take, including shuttle time, if I don't want to miss the Q&A?

4) If you get up during the meeting to shop/eat lunch/visit NetJets, do you lose your seat?

5) In the visitor guide it says the only way to visit the NetJet private jet is by shuttle from CenturyLink. But on this thread someone mentioned we can drive over to the airport. So which is true?

6) Any other suggestions for the meeting day?

Thanks everyone for answering.

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Re: BRK Annual Meeting Question
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2012, 12:31:26 PM »
One more question. Will it be possible at all to maybe meet/shake hands/take a picture with Buffett, Gates, or Munger? Or it's next to impossible?