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 Ignore the crowd.
 Ignore the crowd.
This presentation uses the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“FreddieMac”) as a case study to illustrate Fairholme Capital Management’s investment strategy for The Fairholme Fund (NASDAQ: FAIRX). In the pagesthat follow, we show shareholders why we “Ignore the crowd” with regard to our portfolio positions that are currently out of favor in themarket.However, nothing in this presentation should be taken as a recommendation to anyone to buy, hold, or sell certain securities or any otherinvestment mentioned herein. Our opinion of a company’s prospects should not be considered a guarantee of future events. Investors arereminded that there can be no assurance that past performance will continue, and that a mutual fund’s current and future portfolio holdings arealways subject to risk. As with all mutual funds, investing in The Fairholme Fund involves risk including potential loss of principal. Opinionsexpressed are those of the author and/or Fairholme Capital Management, L.L.C. and should not be considered a forecast of future events, aguarantee of future results, nor investment advice.The Fairholme Fund’s holdings and sector weightings are subject to change. As of May 31, 2013, the preferred stock of Fannie Mae and FreddieMac comprised 6.5% and the common stock comprised 0.4% of The Fairholme Fund’s total net assets. The Fairholme Fund’s portfolio holdingsare generally disclosed as required by law or regulation on a quarterly basis through reports to shareholders or filings with the SEC within 60 daysafter quarter end.The Fairholme Fund is non
diversified, which means that it invests in a smaller number of securities when compared to more diversified funds.As a result, The Fairholme Fund is exposed to greater individual security volatility than diversified funds. The Fairholme Fund can invest inforeign securities which may involve greater volatility and political, economic, and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. TheFairholme Fund may also invest in “special situations” to achieve its objectives. These strategies may involve greater risks than other fundstrategies. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer
term debtsecurities. Lower
rated and non
rated securities present greater loss to principal than higher
rated securities.The Fairholme Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses should be considered carefully before investing. The prospectuscontains this and other important information about The Fairholme Fund, and may be obtained by calling shareholder services at (866) 202
2263or by visiting our website at www.fairholmefunds.com. Read it carefully before investing.
 Ignore the crowd.

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