HOUSTON (Aug. 4, 2003) - Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) has been named an American Hero Company by American Values Investments, Inc., an investment advisory firm.
The award is given to publicly traded companies that best reflect American values, including a history of creating high-quality, continuously improving products and services enhancing the lives of others; a high degree of customer and employee loyalty; a history of generous corporate giving; top management with a proven record of sound ethical and moral leadership; low debt structure and a commitment to and support of traditional American values and principles.
"We at Stewart are proud to have been named an American Hero Company," said Malcolm S. Morris, Stewart chairman and co-chief executive officer. "We are proud to have built a company that returns value to its shareholders and also provides an investment vehicle to promote American values of integrity, respect for others and a positive work environment."
The award was presented to Stewart Co-Chief Executive Officers Malcolm S. Morris and Stewart Morris Jr. by Carter LeCraw, president and chief executive officer, American Values Investments, at a recent meeting in Houston.
Stewart Information Services Corp. is a technology driven, strategically competitive, global real estate information company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services through more than 6,800 issuing locations in the United States and several international markets. Stewart meets the needs of the real estate and mortgage industries through the delivery of information services required for settlement using e-commerce. These services include title reports, flood determinations, property appraisals, surveys, document preparation, property reports, background checks and online property auctions. Stewart also supplies post-closing services to lenders, automated county clerk land records and GIS for governmental entities. Stewart provides expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information about Stewart can be found at www.stewart.com.