Richline Group Achieves Re-Certification by the Responsible Jewellery Council.

An Important Announcement

The Responsible Jewellery Council announced today that Richline Group, Inc. has achieved Re-Certification by meeting the highest ethical, social and environmental standards established by the RJC. RJC congratulated Richline Group on achieving this Re-Certification.

David Boudreau, Richline’s Chief Operating Officer, stated “The Responsible Jewelry Council represents, at the highest level, the guidance and verification that our own Richline Responsible program strives to achieve. This Re-Certification is further verification of our efforts, both internally and externally, that doing the right thing can be monitored and audited”.

“RJC warmly congratulates Richline Group Inc. on its Re-Certification” says Ashish Deo, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer. The successful verification assessment was conducted by Underwriters Laboratories, one of the independent third party auditing firms accredited by the RJC.

David Meleski, Richline’s President said “Having been a proud member of the Responsible Jewellery Council for many years, it is an honor to be a part of such an industrious and important organization. As a worldwide company, we have been driven by our strong values of fair, sustainable and ethical trading throughout the supply chain”.

About Richline Group, Inc.

Richline Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the USA’s foremost Fine Jewelry Manufacturer and Marketer. The Richline Group was formed in 2007. Currently, the major brands comprising Richline’s portfolio are LeachGarner, Inverness, Rio Grande and Richline Brands. Berkshire Hathaway, and its subsidiaries, engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. The Common Stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.

For more information:

Contact: Mark Hanna PH: (212) 886-6212 Mark.Hanna@RichlineGroup.com

About RJC

The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organization. It has more than 500 Member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain. RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. The RJC’s Chain-of-Custody Certification for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit. The RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance–the global association for sustainability standards.

For further information please contact: Gerhard Humphreys-de Meyer, Communications Coordinator, Responsible Jewellery Council Telephone + 44 (0)20 7836 6376,gerhard.humphreysdemeyer@responsiblejewellery.com

For more information on RJC Members, Certification, and Standards please visit www.responsiblejewellery.com

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