August 25, 2009 / 1:46 PM / 8 years ago

UPDATE 1-Fairfax Financial files for $1 bln mixed shelf

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Insurance holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd (FFH.TO) FFH.N said it plans to sell up to $1 billion of debt, equity or other securities over a period of 25 months.

Earlier this month, Fairfax increased the size of its offering of senior notes to C$400 million ($371.1 million) from C$150 million, tapping debt markets two weeks after reporting a solid gain in profit.

Fairfax shares, which have gained 19 percent over the past one month, were down 79 Canadian cents at C$366.20 Tuesday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange. ($1=1.078 Canadian Dollar) (Reporting by Krishna Chaithanya in Bangalore; Editing by Deepak Kannan)

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