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Subject:  Substantial Buybacks in Jan/Feb? Date:  2/22/2020  10:48 AM
Author:  RoyalScribe Number:  247738 of 256373

The front page of the 10-K shows the following share counts as of February 13, 2020:

Class A Common Stock: 700,396
Class B Common Stock: 1,385,994,959

On page K-68, we see that Average equivalent Class B shares outstanding are 2,450,919,020 as of December 31, 2019.

If we convert the share count on the front page as of February 13, 2020 to an equivalent Class B total outstanding, we get to 2,436,588,059. That is a difference of 14,330,961 shares or ~$3.2B of additional repurchases since December 31.

Am I missing something here?

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