Stewart Information Services Corporation Appoints Chief Compliance Officer

Patrick Thesing to lead Corporate Compliance Program

HOUSTON (Dec. 27, 2011) – Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC) announced today the appointment of chief compliance officer Patrick Thesing. Thesing, having worked with Stewart for more than 19 years, brings a wealth of legal expertise and industry experience to oversee Stewart's corporate compliance program.

As CCO, Thesing will be responsible for the continued development of Stewart's corporate compliance and risk management programs. This includes communicating, institutionalizing and monitoring standards and procedures across the company to maintain compliance and manage risk throughout all areas.

"Previously serving as litigation counsel, Patrick is a natural transition into the role of Stewart's chief compliance officer," said Mike Skalka, chief legal officer. "As CCO he will be responsible for guiding our company's compliance initiatives, including Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk, corporate compliance, market conduct exams and regulatory compliance, as well as be part of the team that handles complex litigation matters."

Thesing's background is in compliance, commercial litigation and complex regulatory matters. He has provided counsel and advice to corporations on global anti-corruption and anti-fraud initiatives, establishment of compliance programs, acquisitions and agent due diligence, special investigations and defense before U. S. regulators. He has also provided counsel, advice and litigation support services on law enforcement issues, internal investigations, complex litigation, insurance coverage opinions and bad faith claims.

Thesing received his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Science in criminal justice at the University of Dayton, is a member of the state bar of Ohio, and was admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) 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 lender services, automated county clerk land records, property information reports, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at, or by visiting the Stewart blog at, following Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco, becoming a member of the Stewart Title group on LinkedIn, or liking Stewart on Facebook at

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