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Stewart Title® Counsel Appointed Chair of the Worldwide ERC® Real Estate and Mortgage Forum

HOUSTON (Mar. 9, 2015) – Stewart Title announced today the appointment of Eric Arnold, counsel for Stewart Relocation Services, to Chair of the Worldwide ERC® Real Estate and Mortgage Forum. The Forum’s primary focus is on the facilitation and closing of real estate transactions for the relocation industry in the U.S. and Canada.

Arnold will serve a three-year term as Chair of the Real Estate and Mortgage Forum, and previously served as Vice Chair. As Chair, he will also sit on the Government Affairs Committee, which reports to and makes recommendations for the Worldwide ERC® Board of Directors. In 2015, a major focus for the Forum will be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) integrated mortgage disclosure rules that take effect August 1 of this year.

“Eric has already made many valuable contributions to the government affairs work of Worldwide ERC®, and I expect he will be an outstanding Forum Chair,” said Peter Scott, tax counsel for Worldwide ERC®.

“We are pleased to have Eric appointed Chair of the Worldwide ERC® Real Estate and Mortgage Forum,” said Piper Sheffield, senior vice president, director of Stewart Relocation Services and recent appointee to the Worldwide ERC® US Advisory Council for a two-year term. “Stewart is very active with Worldwide ERC®, and we are leading the way to CFPB compliance and the countdown to August 1st. We look forward to sharing what we are doing to comply with  the pending CFPB regulations with our relocation partners and expand our value and service to our end customers.”

Since joining Stewart in 2008, Arnold has been a key resource to Stewart offices and customers for support on complex relocation transactions. Arnold coordinates all contractual and other legal matters for the relocation division and closely monitors regulatory developments and industry trends for matters impacting Stewart’s service delivery. Arnold is a frequent speaker and industry contributor, and was awarded the Worldwide ERC® Meritorious Service Award in 2014.  Arnold earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.

Arnold can be reached at (713) 561-7974 or eric.arnold@stewart.com. To learn more about Stewart Relocation Services, visit http://www.stewart.com/en/stewart-companies/stewart-relocation-services.html.

About Stewart

Stewart Title Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company are wholly owned 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 county governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; due diligence for capital markets; collateral valuations; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. 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, subscribe to the Stewart blog at http://blog.stewart.com or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.