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BREAKING NEWS FROM CNBC'S MARY THOMPSON: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY GETS $5.5B PAYMENT FROM GOLDMAN SACHS

WHEN: Today, Monday, April 18th

WHERE: CNBC's "The Strategy Session"

The following is an unofficial transcript of breaking news from CNBC's Mary Thompson. All references must be sourced to CNBC.

MARY THOMPSON: THAT'S RIGHT DAVID. CNBC HAS LEARNED THAT WARREN BUFFETT RECEIVED A CHECK FOR $5.5 BILLION TODAY FROM GOLDMAN SACHS. THAT OF COURSE COVERING THE INVESTMENT THAT HE MADE IN GOLDMAN SACHS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS. $5 BILLION IN PREFERRED SHARES THAT WERE REACQUIRED BY GOLDMAN SACHS IN A $500 MILLION SPECIAL DIVIDEND. IN ADDITION, MR. BUFFETT STILL CONTINUES TO HOLD WARRANTS TO BUY GOLDMAN SACHS. THOSE WARRANTS ARE BOUGHT AT $115 A SHARE. OF COURSE GOLDMAN SACHS NOW TRADING AT $153 SO THERE IS A HEFTY PROFIT THERE IF HE DECIDES TO EXERCISE THOSE WARRANTS, HE HAS TWO AND A HALF YEARS TO DO SO. DAVID BACK TO YOU.

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