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Fidelity National Financial Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: FNF

Because such statements are based on expectations as to future financial and operating results and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected.

We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to, the risks and other factors detailed in our press release dated yesterday and in the statement regarding forward-looking information, risk factors and other sections of the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC.

This conference call will be available for replay through webcast at our website at fnf.com. It will also be available through phone replay beginning at 1 P.M. Eastern time this afternoon through July 31. The replay number is (800) 475-6701 and the access code is 253284.

Let me now turn the call over to our CEO, George Scanlon.

George P. Scanlon

Thanks, Dan and good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. Our second quarter results built upon the momentum we generated in the first quarter of this year. Refinance volumes have been very strong, but we're also seeing an improving residential resale market as those purchase orders are up nearly 6% for the first 6 months of 2012 versus the same period in 2011.

I will speak more specifically about the Title business after a brief strategic overview.

During the quarter, we completed the acquisition of O'Charley's and the consolidation of O'Charley's into American Blue Ribbon Holdings. FNF now has a 55% owned restaurant group for a total cash investment of approximately $110 million with $1.25 billion in annual revenue, $65 million in current annual EBITDA and an expected $20 million in additional cost synergies.

Our focus is on integrating the various operations, achieving our targeted synergies and moving the O'Charley's margins closer to those of ABRH.

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