Fairfax Announces Completion of Acquisition of Brit Insurance Limited

Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:08am EDT

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  TORONTO, ONTARIO, Oct 12 (MARKET WIRE) --


    (Note: All dollar amounts in this press release are expressed in Canadian
dollars.)

    Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX:FFH)(TSX:FFH.U) announces that,
following receipt of all regulatory approvals, its RiverStone runoff
subsidiary has completed the previously announced acquisition of all the
outstanding shares of Brit Insurance Limited of London, England from Brit
Group. 

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

Contacts:
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
John Varnell
Vice President, Corporate Development
(416) 367-4941

Media Contact
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
Paul Rivett
Vice President, Operations
(416) 367-4941

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