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Fairfax Announces Quarterly Dividend on Series C, Series E, Series G and Series I Preferred Shares


TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/09/10 -- Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX: FFH)(TSX: FFH.U) announces that it has declared a quarterly dividend of C$0.359375 per share on its Series C Preferred Shares, C$0.296875 per share on its Series E Preferred Shares, C$0.3125 per share on its Series G Preferred Shares and C$0.29795 per share on its Series I Preferred Shares. The dividends are payable on December 31, 2010 to shareholders of record on December 20, 2010. Applicable Canadian withholding tax will be applied to dividends payable to non-residents of Canada.

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.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited John Varnell Chief Financial Officer (416) 367-4941 Media Contact: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Paul Rivett Chief Legal Officer (416) 367-4941