Stewart Title of California Names New President

HOUSTON (November 9, 2009) – Stewart Title of California, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), has announced the appointment of Steve Vivanco to the position of president of Stewart Title of California and the group vice president of Stewart Title Company for California. In this role Vivanco will be responsible for business operations, as well as expanding Stewart’s footprint and success in California.

"We are very excited to have Steve join our Western Operations team," said Bob Oakland, group president, Western Operations, Stewart Title Company. "His knowledge and expertise in title insurance operations, expense management, quality improvement and sales and marketing, coupled with his extensive REO experience will help us strengthen our services in a rapidly changing market."

Vivanco joins Stewart from Bank of America’s, LandSafe National Default Division where he served as chief operations officer over their 18 state REO division. Previously, Vivanco held senior level positions at Countrywide Financial Corporation, MobilePlanet and Maxim Planning Group.

Vivanco is a graduate of California State College and received his Master of Public Administration in Operation and Finance and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California.

Vivanco will office at Stewart’s Glendale location. To locate a Stewart Title of California office, visit

About Stewart

Stewart Title of California and Stewart Title Company, wholly owned subsidiaries of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), provide 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 is 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 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 or