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Farmers Edge Obtains Final Court Order Approving Plan of Arrangement

Farmers Edge Inc. ("Farmers Edge" or the "Company") (TSX: FDGE) today announced that it has obtained a final order of the Court of King's Bench of Manitoba approving the previously announced statutory plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") pursuant to which 15635594 Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("FFHL") will, among other things, acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company (each, a "Common Share"), except for: (i) 25,718,393 Common Shares (representing approximately 61.2% of the outstanding Common Shares) held by FFHL, and its affiliates; and (ii) those Common Shares held by the Company's Chief Executive Officer; for a price of $0.35 in cash per Common Share.

Completion of the Arrangement remains subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions.  The Arrangement is expected to be completed on or about March 21, 2024, following which Farmers Edge will no longer be publicly held and the Common Shares will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About Farmers Edge
Farmers Edge is a global leader in digital agriculture, revolutionizing the industry with a broad portfolio of proprietary technological innovations, spanning hardware, software, and services. Powered by a unique combination of connected field sensors, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and agronomic expertise, the Company's digital platform turns data into actions and intelligent insights, delivering value to all stakeholders of the agricultural ecosystem. Farmers Edge disruptive technologies accelerate digital adoption on the farm and beyond, protecting our global resources and ensuring sustainable food production for a rapidly growing population. For more information on Farmers Edge, please visit www.farmersedge.ca. Additional information relating to the Company, including all public filings, is available on SEDAR+ (www.sedarplus.com).

About Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is primarily engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and the associated investment management. For further information contact: John Varnell, Vice President, Corporate Development at (416) 367-4941. 

Forward Looking Information
This news release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This information includes, but is not limited to, statements concerning our objectives, our strategies to achieve those objectives, as well as statements made with respect to management's beliefs, plans, estimates, projections and intentions, and similar statements concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical facts. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "expects", "estimates", "outlook", "forecasts", "projection", "prospects", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "will", "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, intentions, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. Forward-looking information in this news release, which includes, among other things, statements relating to the Arrangement, the satisfaction or waiver of all of the conditions to completion of the Arrangement, the expected date of completion of the Arrangement and the expected delisting of the Common Shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange , is necessarily based on a number of opinions, estimates and assumptions that the Company considered appropriate and reasonable as of the date such statements are made in light of its experience, current conditions and expected future developments, including the assumption that any conditions precedent to the closing of the Arrangement will be satisfied or waived and that the Arrangement will be completed in accordance with the timing currently expected, or at all.

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