Mark Winter Named President - Elect of American Land Title Association

Long-time Stewart executive and industry expert to lead title insurance trade association into the next decade of land ownership

HOUSTON (March 24, 2009) – Stewart Title Guaranty Company (STG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), announces the election of Mark Winter, executive vice president of public policy for Stewart Title, as president-elect of the American Land Title Association (ALTA). Winter was unanimously elected to the position by the association’s board of governors at its Feb. 28 meeting.

“Mark has been a highly visible fixture on Capitol Hill for both Stewart and the title industry. His years of experience will prove extremely valuable to the ALTA leadership team,” said Malcolm S. Morris, co-chief executive officer of Stewart Information Services Corp. “We are proud to have one of Stewart’s most seasoned executives elected to our industry association’s top post.”

Winter brings 25 years of industry and policy experience to the position. In addition, to being a long-time member of the board of governors of the ALTA, Winter is chairman of the association’s International Development Committee, immediate past Chairman of the Underwriters Section, a member of the Government Relations Committee and the Title Industry Political Action Committee Board of Trustees.

Since 2005, Winter has served as executive vice president of public policy for Stewart’s Washington, D.C. office, and is responsible for the development and coordination of both commercial and residential real estate business and for the procurement of international land titling projects funded by independent federal agencies. Winter represents Stewart before Congress, various regulatory agencies, and government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In addition, Winter served on the boards of Stewart Information International, Stewart Title Guaranty Company Political Action Committee, the International Land Registration Association and the International Real Estate Roundtable. Prior to joining Stewart, Winter, a graduate of Georgetown University, was a special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to Jamaica and a member of the professional staff of U.S. Reps. Bill Bray (R-Ind.) and Frances Bolton (R-Ohio).

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout offices in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at