Fairfax Announces Completion of Acquisition of Hartville Group


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.

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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