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95 Wellington Street West

Suite 800

Toronto, ON M5J 2N7


Phone: 416-367-4941

Fax: 416-367-4946

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in property and casualty insurance; and reinsurance and investment management businesses in the United States. Segments Insurance Northbridge Financial Corporation (Northbridge): The company's subsidiary, Northbridge, is a national commercial property and casualty insurer in Canada providing property and casualty insurance products through its Northbridge Insurance and Federated subsidiaries, primarily in the Canadian market. U.S. Insurance: The U.S. Insurance segment comprises Crum & Forster Holdings Corp. (Crum & Forster) and Zenith National Insurance Corp. (Zenith National). Crum & Forster is a national commercial property and casualty insurance company in the United States writing a range of commercial coverages. Its subsidiaries, Seneca Insurance and First Mercury Financial Corporation, provide property and casualty insurance to small businesses and certain specialty coverages. Zenith National is primarily engaged in the workers’ compensation insurance business in the United States. Fairfax Asia: The Fairfax Asia segment includes the company’s operations that underwrite insurance and reinsurance coverages in Singapore (First Capital Insurance Limited), Hong Kong (Falcon Insurance Company Limited), and in Malaysia (The Pacific Insurance Berhad). Fairfax Asia also includes the company’s 26.0% equity accounted interest in Mumbai-based ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited and its 40.5% equity accounted interest in Thailand-based Falcon Insurance PLC. Reinsurance Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (OdysseyRe): The company's subsidiary, OdysseyRe, underwrites reinsurance, providing a range of property and casualty products on a worldwide basis, and underwrites specialty insurance, primarily in the United States and in the United Kingdom, both directly and through the Lloyd’s of London marketplace. Insurance and Reinsurance – Other This segment comprises Group Re, Advent Capital (Holdings) PLC (Advent), Polskie Towarzystwo Reasekuracji Spólka Akcyjna (Polish Re), and Fairfax Brasil Seguros Corporativos S.A. (Fairfax Brasil). Group Re primarily constitutes the participation of CRC Reinsurance Limited and Wentworth Insurance Company Ltd. (both based in Barbados) in the reinsurance of the company’s subsidiaries by quota share or through participation in those subsidiaries’ third party reinsurance programs on the same terms as third party reinsurers. Group Re also writes third party business. Advent is a reinsurance and insurance company, operating through Syndicate 780 at Lloyd’s, focused on specialty property reinsurance and insurance risks. Polish Re is a Polish reinsurance company. Fairfax Brasil writes commercial property and casualty insurance in Brazil. Other The Other segment comprises of Ridley Inc. (Ridley), William Ashley China Corporation (William Ashley), Sporting Life Inc. (Sporting Life), Prime Restaurants Inc. (Prime Restaurants), and Thomas Cook (India) Limited (Thomas Cook India). Ridley is engaged in the animal nutrition business and operates in the U.S. and Canada. William Ashley is a retailer of tableware and gifts in Canada. Sporting Life is a Canadian retailer of sporting goods and sports apparel. Prime Restaurants franchises, owns, and operates a network of casual dining restaurants and pubs in Canada. Thomas Cook India is an integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India offering a range of services that include foreign exchange, corporate and leisure travel, and insurance. History The company was founded in 1951. It was formerly known as Markel Financial Holdings Limited and changed its name to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in 1987.


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