Fairfax Announces Completion of Acquisition of Hartville Group

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2013) - Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (FFH.TO) (TSX:FFH.U) announces the completion of the previously announced agreement with Hartville Group, Inc. of Canton, Ohio, as a result of which Hartville has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crum & Forster's United States Fire Insurance Company, joining the Accident & Health division of Crum & Forster's Fairmont Specialty operation.

Since 2006, the high-quality pet insurance coverage provided by the partnership between Hartville and Fairmont Specialty has been a marquis product in Fairmont's Accident & Health portfolio. The vertical integration created by this transaction supports sustainable growth of this pet insurance program.

Fairfax is a financial services holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.

Contact:
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
John Varnell
Vice President, Corporate Development
(416) 367-4941
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
Paul Rivett
Vice President, Operations
(416) 367-4941

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