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Fairfax Closes Cunningham Lindsey Transaction

Fairfax Closes Cunningham Lindsey Transaction 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 --  
(Note: All dollar amounts in this press release are expressed in U.S.
dollars.) 
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax") (TSX:FFH)(TSX:FFH.U)
announces the closing of the previously announced disposition of its
interest in Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited for proceeds of
approximately $270 million. Fairfax's interest in Cunningham Lindsey
was carried in its financial statements at approximately $110
million. Fairfax has re-invested approximately $34 million of the
closing proceeds into shares of Cunningham Lindsey in order to retain
an equity interest in the company of approximately 9%.  
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited 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
Corporate Development
(416) 367-4941 
Media Contact
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
Paul Rivett
Vice President, Operations
(416) 367-4941