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: Berkshire shareholders reject proposal to remove Warren Buffett as chairman

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Warren Buffett isn’t going anywhere.

In a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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disclosed that a shareholder measure that would have removed him as chairman was overwhelmingly rejected.

The proposal, which called for an independent chair, received only 54,425 votes (about 11%) to 448,868 against (89%), according to the filing. The measure from the National Legal and Policy Center — and supported by CalPERS, the country’s largest state public pension fund — argued that there is weaker corporate governance when the same person hold the CEO and chairman titles.

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Buffett, 91, became CEO of Berkshire in 1965, and has been chairman since 1970.

Three other shareholder measures, including one to require more transparency into the conglomerate’s climate-related risks and opportunities, also failed by wide margins, according to the filing.

Berkshire held its annual shareholders meeting Saturday in Omaha, Neb.

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