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Stewart National Title Services Adds John L. MacFarland to National Business Development Team

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Stewart National Title Services Adds John L. MacFarland to National Business Development Team07:00 EDT Tuesday, October 02, 2012 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Stewart National Title Services is pleased to announce the addition of John L. MacFarland as national business development representative. MacFarland will be responsible for increasing Stewart's national commercial business, with a focus on expanding the company's services in the Midwestern region of the U.S. Stewart National Title Services adds John L. MacFarland to National Business Development Team (Photo: Business Wire) “John brings solid experience and proven success to our national commercial sales program,” commented Paul Sands, executive vice president and director for Stewart National Title Services. “He understands the complexities of commercial transactions and is known for his outstanding level of customer service.” With more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, MacFarland has previously held national and regional commercial sales and management positions for major national underwriters. He has been an active member of the American Land Title Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, and has served on national board and committee positions for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. He is also a member of The Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association and devotes his time to several philanthropic organizations. Tom Konkel, senior vice president, national sales director for Stewart National Title Services remarked, “I am extremely pleased to welcome John to our team. His extensive background in commercial real estate makes him a real asset as we focus on aggressively growing our market share in the Midwest, by providing excellent service to our customers.” MacFarland attended the University of Akron and previously served in the U.S. Air Force. MacFarland can be contacted at:john.macfarland@stewart.com55 Public SquareCleveland, OH 44113Tel: 216-386-6218 About Stewart Stewart National Title Services, a division of Stewart Title Guaranty Co., provides a single point of contact for U.S. and multinational customers that require special expertise in closing and underwriting for single and multi-site commercial transactions. Stewart Title Guaranty 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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50427043&lang=en Stewart National Title ServicesTed C. Jones, 713-625-8014Director-Investor Relationsted@stewart.com