Stewart Information Services Corp. ( NYSE-STC) announced today the appointment of chief legal officer (CLO) John Killea. With more than 30 years of legal experience, Killea will assume the CLO position in addition to his current post as general counsel of Stewart Title Guaranty Company. As CLO, Killea will serve as a key member of the executive team, ensuring business practices, programs and policies are executed with the highest ethical standards and comply with legal requirements. He will also lead the legal department in evaluating and offering advice on business, legal and risk issues while furthering the organization’s long-term strategic goals. "Serving as general counsel for our major underwriters, John is a natural choice for the role of Stewart's chief legal officer," said Matt Morris, CEO. "As CLO he will be responsible for guiding our company in its decisions and actions to achieve our objectives while protecting the company’s financial, ethical and reputational interests.” Following his tenure in private practice Killea joined Stewart in 2000 as counsel in the claims and agency underwriting areas for Stewart Title Insurance Company, New York. Later, he served as general counsel and chief claims counsel for the New York underwriter. Killea graduated cum laude from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar and the New York State Bar Association. For more information on Stewart Information Services Corporation, visit http://www.stewart.com. 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. Recognized in 2012 by Forbes as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.