HOUSTON (Feb. 22, 2002) - Stewart Information Services Corp. (Stewart) (NYSE-STC) announced that it has returned to the Forbes "Platinum 400 of America's Best Big Companies." The annual list spotlights large American companies with outstanding profitability and growth.
Furthermore, Stewart made the "Fast Track" listing of 23 Platinum 400 companies that have posted the highest earnings-per-share (EPS) growth rate in their respective industries. With its five-year average EPS growth of 44.3 percent, Stewart led the insurance sector, which included 17 accident, health, life, property and casualty, title and other insurance companies.
"This is outstanding news and is indicative of the performance and growth of Stewart," said Ted C. Jones, Stewart director of Investor Relations and senior vice president and chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
The list of companies can be viewed at www.forbes.com.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a technology driven, strategically competitive, global real estate information company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services through more than 5,800 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 and background checks. 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.