Stewart Information Services Corp. ( NYSE-STC) has been recognized by the Houston Chronicle as one of the best-performing companies in the Houston area. Stewart ranked 83 out of 100 in the Chronicle 100. The Chronicle 100 ranks publicly traded companies in the Houston area using four performance criteria for 2011. The score is based on the average of the rankings for these criteria: total revenue, annual growth in earnings per share, annual revenue growth and one-year total return. “Stewart has served the Houston market for more than a century, and we are truly honored to be a part of the Chronicle 100,” said Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart Information Services Corp. “Being listed among the top-ranking companies in Houston as based on our financial performance is very significant to us as we are beginning to come out of one of the worst economic times for the real estate industry and the U.S. as a whole. Through these challenging times, we have worked to simplify and align our company for the benefit of our customers and shareholders. And, the Chronicle 100 ranking recognizes this. It is our goal to continue to serve our customers well into the next century.” For more information on the Chronicle 100, visit http://www.chron.com/business/chron-100/article/The-Chronicle-100-3652659.php, and 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.