Bruce Hawley Named Executive Vice President of Stewart’s National Title Services

New leadership to focus on the expansion and continued exceptional customer service of Stewart’s commercial services

Houston, Texas (August 27, 2013) – Stewart announced today the appointment of Bruce Hawley as Executive Vice President of Stewart’s National Title Services. Hawley has nearly 40 years' experience in every aspect of the title business, and is a proven leader with the capability of driving strategic growth. After a strong and successful tenure with Stewart, Paul Sands, Executive Vice President – Director, National Title Services (NTS), will retire at the end of the year.

"We are thrilled to have Bruce lead our national commercial operations. Stewart remains focused on providing an excellent experience for customers in the commercial arena and to expanding our commercial operations," says Glenn Clements, Group President – Direct Operations. "Paul's leadership has provided NTS with a strong foundation, and Bruce's proven experience will build upon this as we move forward."

“Stewart is emphasizing our focus on commercial,” said Matt Morris, president and CEO of Stewart. “We are fully committed to the highest service levels, and to expanding our capabilities in the commercial arena. Bruce’s appointment comes on the heels of the recent Fitch Ratings upgrade to an A- rating for the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Stewart’s insurance subsidiaries, and further validates that Stewart has both the financial strength and the industry expertise to grow and support the largest of our commercial customers.”

“We are committed to maintaining our high level of service and expanding our capabilities in our commercial line of business,” Clements continues. “Our customers will continue to have a single point of contact for multi-site/multi-state and multi-country commercial transactions; we will also work to ensure expertise for the specialized needs of large commercial customers and their various industries.”

Prior to joining Stewart in 2000, Hawley served in several senior positions at Chicago Title developing an expertise in transactions between the U.S. and other countries, as well as in commercial underwriting. Hawley is a retired Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and was honored with several decorations during his 33-year career in the Air Force's Judge Advocate General Corps.

Hawley can be reached at or (203) 216-4368.

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Company 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. Offering personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, Stewart is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at, subscribe to the Stewart blog at or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.