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Warren Buffett Exercises TARP-Era Warrants For Shares Of Goldman Sachs



October 07, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BRK-B , GS , BRK-A

Back in April, we told you how Warren Buffett’s crisis-era deal with Goldman Sachs included warrants to purchase $5 billion worth of shares, and those warrants were amended to provide for net exercise.  This means Buffett gets fewer shares but he does not have to pay for them.

Well, Buffett got the shares.  On October 1, Goldman Sachs announced that it would deliver 13,062,594 shares of its common stock to Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway on October 4.

Total Values:

Oct. 1 - $159.00/share - $2,076,952,446

Oct. 4 - $156.55/share - $2,044,949,091

Oct. 7* - $154.49/share - $2,018,040,147

 *As of this writing.

At the time of the initial post, the underlying shares would have been worth about $1.2 billion. It appears that was a low estimate.


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