Stewart CEO Named Executive of the Year in Best in Biz Awards

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Matt Morris recognized as gold winner in large company category of the annual awards

Houston, Texas (December 17, 2013) – Matt Morris, chief executive officer of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), has been named a gold winner in Executive of the Year, large company category, in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

“It is gratifying to be honored by such respected business reporters and analysts for the transformation Stewart has made over the last several years,” said Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart. “With the support of an incredible team of associates at Stewart, we have modified our organizational structure and business processes to embrace a more unified, customer-centric business model and improve company performance.”

Since taking on the role of CEO in 2011, Morris has led the 120-year old company through a major transition. Morris’ efforts to unify the company and create a culture focused on customer satisfaction and integrity paid off in 2012, which became Stewart’s most profitable year since the real estate downturn. In addition to improving profitability, Morris’ strong focus on customer service also drove a 96 percent overall customer satisfaction rate from real estate professionals and lenders in 2012.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 50 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms. Honors were presented in more than 50 categories including Company of the Year, Best Place to Work and Executive of the year.  For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.

About Stewart

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is 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 foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Offering personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, Stewart 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.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.

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