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Stewart Title® Expands Footprint in Ohio

Expansion supports company’s larger growth strategy

HOUSTON (Apr. 28, 2015) – Stewart Title announced today the acquisition of a majority interest in First Ohio Title Insurance Agency, LLC. First Ohio has provided title and settlement services throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky since 1999 and is recognized as a major producer in the Central Ohio market.

“Our partnership with First Ohio is evidence of Stewart’s commitment to the state's dynamic real estate market. We anticipate great opportunities for strategic growth as a result of our new relationship with this outstanding operation,” said David Martin, Ohio Division President for Stewart Title Company.   

First Ohio has nine centrally-located offices, and will continue to operate under the First Ohio name.

“Stewart Title is pleased to welcome First Ohio to our family of companies,” said Glenn Clements, group president of Stewart Title. “This expansion is further support of Stewart’s five-year strategic plan, including the growth of our Stewart Title operations into key metro markets where we can best serve our real estate customers. Customers in Ohio can expect the same level of service from the same friendly staff.”

For more information on Stewart, visit http://www.stewart.com.

About Stewart

Stewart Title 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 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.

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