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Press release from Marketwire

Fairfax Closes Cunningham Lindsey Transaction

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fairfax Closes Cunningham Lindsey Transaction19:32 EST Monday, December 10, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2012) -(Note: All dollar amounts in this press release are expressed in U.S. dollars.)Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax") (TSX:FFH)(TSX:FFH.U) announces the closing of the previously announced disposition of its interest in Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited for proceeds of approximately $270 million. Fairfax's interest in Cunningham Lindsey was carried in its financial statements at approximately $110 million. Fairfax has re-invested approximately $34 million of the closing proceeds into shares of Cunningham Lindsey in order to retain an equity interest in the company of approximately 9%. Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a financial services holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Fairfax Financial Holdings LimitedJohn VarnellCorporate Development(416) 367-4941Media ContactFairfax Financial Holdings LimitedPaul RivettVice President, Operations(416) 367-4941