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Stewart Vacation Ownership Appoints Kevin Thomas as Underwriting Counsel

<p> <i>Thomas to handle underwriting for all timeshare transactions</i> </p>

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stewart Vacation Ownership Appoints Kevin Thomas as Underwriting Counsel14:13 EST Wednesday, December 19, 2012 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Stewart Title Company's timeshare industry subsidiaries, InterCity Capital Corporation and InterCity Escrow Services, together known as Stewart Vacation Ownership, are pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Thomas as underwriting counsel for all timeshare transactions, in addition to his responsibilities as vice president and Florida underwriting counsel. Thomas brings more than 27 years of title industry experience to the position. He most recently served as vice president and Florida underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Prior to joining Stewart, he spent seven years as senior vice president, general counsel and director of Alliance Title of America, a Florida title insurer owned primarily by title agents, until its acquisition by Stewart. “We are pleased to have Kevin on board the Stewart Vacation Ownership team,” said Leon Basye, president of Stewart Vacation Ownership. “His proven experience and expertise will be a great benefit to our group and our customers. The underwriting needs of our timeshare clients will be in great hands under his direction.” Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign service and international politics from Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore. He is a member of the Florida Bar and has lectured extensively on title insurance and real property matters. Thomas offices in Orlando, FL at 315 E. Robinson St, Ste. 275 and can be reached at (407) 540-9941, or at kthomas@stewart.com. About Stewart Stewart Title Company, InterCity Capital Corporation and InterCity Escrow Services are subsidiaries 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