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Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited: Result of Voting for Directors at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/17 -- Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax") (TSX: FFH)(TSX: FFH.U) is pleased to announce the results of the vote on Directors at its April 20, 2017 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

Each of the nominee directors listed in Fairfax's management proxy circular dated March 10, 2017 was elected as a director, without a vote by ballot being conducted. Fairfax received proxies with regard to voting on the ten directors nominated for election, directing as set forth in the table below:


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                                    Vote For           Withhold Vote
Name of Nominee                  (Aggregate)       %     (Aggregate)       %
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Anthony F. Griffiths              32,595,552   98.27         574,773    1.73
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Robert J. Gunn                    33,086,576   99.75          83,749    0.25
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Alan D. Horn                      32,386,658   97.64         783,667    2.36
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Karen L. Jurjevich                32,984,115   99.44         186,210    0.56
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John R.V. Palmer                  33,154,425   99.95          15,900    0.05
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Timothy R. Price                  33,152,155   99.95          18,170    0.05
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Brandon W. Sweitzer               32,938,157   99.30         232,168    0.70
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Lauren C. Templeton               33,151,817   99.94          18,508    0.06
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Benjamin P. Watsa                 33,028,938   99.57         141,387    0.43
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V. Prem Watsa                     32,693,911   98.56         476,414    1.44
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                                    Vote For           Withhold Vote
                                (Subordinate            (Subordinate
Name of Nominee               Voting Shares)       %  Voting Shares)       %
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Anthony F. Griffiths              16,073,630   96.55         574,773    3.45
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Robert J. Gunn                    16,564,654   99.50          83,749    0.50
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Alan D. Horn                      15,864,736   95.29         783,667    4.71
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Karen L. Jurjevich                16,462,193   98.88         186,210    1.12
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John R.V. Palmer                  16,632,503   99.90          15,900    0.10
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Timothy R. Price                  16,630,233   99.89          18,170    0.11
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Brandon W. Sweitzer               16,416,235   98.61         232,168    1.39
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Lauren C. Templeton               16,629,895   99.89          18,508    0.11
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Benjamin P. Watsa                 16,507,016   99.15         141,387    0.85
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V. Prem Watsa                     16,171,989   97.14         476,414    2.86
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Fairfax is a 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

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