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Stewart Title Expands in California With New Watsonville and Redlands Offices

<p> <i>Offices Will Deliver Enhanced Customer Experience to the Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Redlands and San Bernardino Communities</i> </p>

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stewart Title Expands in California With New Watsonville and Redlands Offices07:00 EDT Friday, August 17, 2012 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Stewart Title announced expansion in California with the opening of new offices in Watsonville and Redlands. The new Watsonville office will serve Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties, and the new Redlands office will serve Redlands, San Bernardino and surrounding communities. “We are glad to be opening offices in Watsonville and Redlands,” said Steve Vivanco, president of Stewart Title of California. “These office openings come on the heels of a remarkable quarter for Stewart. We are pleased to expand our operations to better serve our customers. I have high hopes for the new offices which will be under the direction of title industry veterans, Ralph Costanzo and Guy Kruger.” Stewart Title's new offices will offer access to Stewart's full suite of industry-leading products and services, and will handle residential, commercial, REO and short sale, agricultural, and mobile home transactions, and other title and escrow-related services. Stewart Title's clients will have access to state-of-the-art technology including online transaction information through Stewart Online™, powered by SureClose®. In addition, lenders will be able to quickly and easily receive quotes via Stewart's Lender Express Quote™. “We are very excited about our new Watsonville office,” said Ralph Costanzo, division president, EVP Northern California – S. Bay Region. “We have received tremendous support from the community, and our operation has been a success right from the start. We look forward to serving the community and to continued success.” The new Watsonville office will be located at 563 Auto Center Dr., Suite 101, Watsonville, CA 95076. More information on the office can be found at www.stewart.com/santa-cruz, by calling 831-274-3240 or via e-mail at ldoan@stewart.com. In addition, Stewart Title is also expanding into the Redlands/San Bernardino market with the opening of the Redlands office. “We are excited to continue to grow our footprint in the region,” said Guy Kruger, EVP Southern California – Inland Empire/Imperial Region. “Out of the gate our office has been well received by the community, and we've seen significant success already. And, we look to see continued success. With our staff, industry expertise, and convenient services, we could not be in a better position.” The new Redlands office is located at 1200 California Street, Suite 120, Redlands, CA 92373. More information on the office can be found at http://www.stewart.com/san-bernardino, by calling 909-335-9868 or via e-mail at jstrohm@stewart.com. About Stewart Stewart Title Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in 2012 by Forbes® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Stewart Information Services Corp.Ted C. Jones, 713-625-8014Director-Investor Relationsted@stewart.comhttp://www.stewart.com