Burlington Northern Santa Fe says shareholders approve the sale of their railroad to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
Burlington Northern CEO Matt Rose said Thursday 70 percent of shares cast approved the deal. The acquisition needed two-thirds approval to pass.
The shareholder vote is the last major step before the $26.3 billion purchase of the Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad.
When the deal officially closes on Friday, it will be Berkshire's largest-ever acquisition. Berkshire is based in Omaha, Neb.
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