JEFFERSON, La., Aug. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEI) announced today that Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations, Martin de Laureal will present at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference Tuesday, August 28, 2012. The conference is being held at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois. Stewart Enterprises' presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:10 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. CDT. A live and archived webcast of the presentation may be accessed at the conference website, www.midwestideas.com , or in the investor relations section of Stewart Enterprises website www.stei.com . The mission of the IDEAS Conference is to provide independent regional venues for quality companies to present their investment merits to an influential audience of investment professionals. Unlike traditional bank-sponsored events, IDEAS Investor Conferences are sponsored directly by money management firms for the benefit of regional investment communities. Conference sponsors collectively have more than $100 Billion in assets under management and include: Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Straus, Keeley Asset Management, Hodges Capital Management, Luther King Capital Management, Allianz Global Investors: NFJ Investment Group, RENN Capital, Great Lakes Advisors, Ironwood Investment Management, and Perritt Capital Management. The IDEAS Investor Conferences are held annually in Boston, Chicago and Dallas and are produced by Three Part Advisors, LLC. Additional information about the events can be located at www.IDEASconferences.com Founded in 1910, Stewart Enterprises, Inc. is the second largest provider of products and services in the death care industry in the United States, currently owning and operating 217 funeral homes and 141 cemeteries. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides a complete range of funeral and cremation merchandise and services, along with cemetery property, merchandise and services, both at the time of need and on a preneed basis.