Investors

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the ticker symbol for Fairfax common shares and what exchanges do they trade on?

Fairfax’s subordinate voting shares (the common shares) trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canadian dollars under the symbol FFH and in US dollars under the symbol FFH.U.

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2. What are the outstanding issues of preferred shares and where do they trade?

Fairfax has the following preferred shares outstanding, which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Series C Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.C); Series D Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.D); Series E Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.E); Series F Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.F); Series G Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.G); Series H Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.H); Series I Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.I); Series J Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.J); Series K Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.K) and Series M Preferred Shares (FFH.PR.M).

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3. Does Fairfax pay a dividend on its common shares?

In January 2016, Fairfax declared a dividend of US$10.00 per share on its outstanding subordinate voting shares and multiple voting shares. The annual dividend is determined by the Board of Directors each year, taking into account the then current operating results of Fairfax and its insurance and reinsurance companies and the cash position at the Fairfax holding company. Consequently, as each year’s circumstances are different, the dividend should not be regarded as indicative of the amount of future annual dividends.

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4. Are the dividends on Fairfax shares eligible for Canadian tax purposes?

Yes, all dividends are “eligible dividends” for Canadian tax purposes unless otherwise indicated.

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5. How can I get financial information on Fairfax?

You may view our financial statements on our website here. Our financial statements are also posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Edgar at www.edgar.com. Shareholders may also request a copy of our audited financial statements free of charge by writing to the Corporate Secretary at 95 Wellington Street West, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2N7.

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6. When and where is the next shareholder meeting?

The next annual meeting of shareholders of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited will be held on April 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., Toronto time at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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7. How can I obtain the current share price for Fairfax shares?

You may access our current stock price information on the Toronto Stock Exchange website at www.tsx.com, using the Fairfax ticker symbol: FFH (Canadian $) or FFH.U (US$).

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8. How can I get added to the email distribution list for Fairfax financial information?

Click here to subscribe to the email distribution list for Fairfax financial information.

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9. How do I buy Fairfax shares if I live outside of Canada?

Fairfax shares are listed and trade over the Toronto Stock Exchange. You should ask your broker whether they are able to trade securities that trade over the Toronto Stock Exchange (most large brokers in the United States can do so). We believe that trading over the Toronto Stock Exchange will ensure that you get best pricing and liquidity for your investment.

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10. What debt securities issued by Fairfax are available for purchase by investors?

Fairfax has the following publicly traded debt securities:

 

  • 7.375% Senior Notes due April 15, 2018
  • 7.50% Senior Notes due August 19, 2019
  • 7.25% Senior Notes due June 22, 2020
  • 5.84% Senior Notes due October 14, 2022 
  • 4.95% Senior Notes due March 3, 2025
  • 8.30% Senior Notes due April 15, 2026
  • 7.75% Senior Notes due July 15, 2037

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