A.M. Best Withdraws Issuer Credit and Debt Ratings of Crum and Forster Holdings Corp.

  A.M. Best Withdraws Issuer Credit and Debt Ratings of Crum and Forster
  Holdings Corp.

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OLDWICK, N.J. -- July 30, 2012

A.M. Best Co. has withdrawn the issuer credit rating of “bbb” and the debt
rating of “bbb” on the $330 million 7.75 % senior unsecured note due 2017 of
Crum and Forster Holdings Corp. (Delaware), due to the early redemption and
repayment of the note. Based on this redemption and this entity’s status as an
intermediate holding company owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, the
published ratings are no longer appropriate.

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Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best’s rating
process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating
process. Best’s Credit Rating Methodology can be found at
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