News Release

P&G Completes Exchange of Duracell to Berkshire Hathaway

Monday, February 29, 2016 4:05 pm EST

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CINCINNATI

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"Duracell is a strong, global business with a great future ahead of it as part of the Berkshire Hathaway family. We thank Duracell’s employees for their many contributions to P&G and wish them continued success for the future."

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) has announced the completion of the transfer of its Duracell business to Berkshire Hathaway.

P&G said the split transaction involved P&G contributing approximately $1.8 billion in cash to the Duracell Company in a pre-transaction recapitalization in exchange for Berkshire Hathaway’s 52 Million shares of P&G stock.

P&G President and Chief Executive Officer, David Taylor, commented: “Duracell is a strong, global business with a great future ahead of it as part of the Berkshire Hathaway family. We thank Duracell’s employees for their many contributions to P&G and wish them continued success for the future.”

The deal with Berkshire Hathaway was announced in November 2014.

Duracell was acquired by P&G in 2005 as part of the acquisition of The Gillette Company.

Goldman Sachs & Co. acted as financial advisor, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP acted as tax counsel, and Jones Day acted as legal counsel to P&G.

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