The Jewelry Industry Celebrates World Elephant Day

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for its ivory. In
a recent three-year period, approximately one fifth of the entire
African elephant population—100,000 elephants—were killed for their
ivory.

Richline Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, joined
other fellow jewelry industry leaders in celebrating World Elephant Day
on Friday, August 12th. This annual event sought to draw
attention to the leadership of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
and the tireless work of NGO’s fighting for the world’s elephants.

“The poaching of elephants must end. Imagining a world without elephants
is a grim future. The jewelry industry’s existing steadfastness to legal
compliance and its commitment to stopping illegal wildlife trafficking
is part of the solution. Everyone in this industry and beyond has an
essential part to play,” said Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing
Officer at the Berkshire Hathaway owned Richline Group, Inc. 
“Richline
and our industry organization partners are committed to raise awareness
and share best practices with our peers to achieve progress on this
critical issue. We hope World Elephant Day 2016 was a catalyst for
action from others in our industry.”

US
Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
and its members encourage consumers to
learn how to protect these majestic animals and #BuyInformed and to
#BuyInformed when it comes to animal products.

Protect the world’s elephants today by supporting the work of several
NGOs active on the ground around the world. For a complete list of
companies and NGOs partnering with the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking
Alliance visit USWTA.org.
For upcoming information on how jewelers can help fight wildlife
trafficking, sign up at IvoryFreeJewelry.com.

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.

Contacts

Richline Group, Inc.
Michael Schechter, 212-886-6368
Michael.Schechter@RichlineGroup.com