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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, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management businesses. Segments Insurance Northbridge Financial Corporation (Northbridge): Northbridge is a national commercial property and casualty insurer in Canada providing property and casualty insurance products through its Northbridge Insurance and Federated Insurance Company of Canada Limited subsidiaries. U.S. Insurance: U.S. Insurance includes 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 Company, Inc. and First Mercury Insurance Company, 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: Fairfax Asia includes the company's operations that underwrite insurance and reinsurance coverages in Singapore (First Capital Insurance Limited), Hong Kong (Falcon Insurance (Hong Kong) Company Ltd.), and Malaysia (The Pacific Insurance Berhad). Fairfax Asia also includes the company's equity accounted interests in Mumbai-based ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited (26.0%) and Thailand-based Falcon Insurance PLC (40.5%). Reinsurance Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (OdysseyRe): 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 the United Kingdom, both directly and through the Lloyd's of London marketplace. Insurance and Reinsurance – Other This segment includes Group Re; Advent Capital (Holdings) Ltd. (Advent); 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 underwrites reinsurance in Central and Eastern Europe. Fairfax Brasil writes commercial property and casualty insurance in Brazil. Other This segment includes Ridley Inc. (Ridley); William Ashley China Corporation (William Ashley); Sporting Life Inc. (Sporting Life); Prime Restaurants Inc. (Prime Restaurants); Thomas Cook (India) Limited (Thomas Cook India); and IKYA Human Capital Solutions Private Limited (IKYA). Ridley is engaged in the animal nutrition business in the U.S. and Canada. William Ashley is a prestige 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 primarily 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. IKYA provides specialized human resources services to primary corporate clients in India. 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. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in 1951.


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